Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Dew Drops

bok tower gardens 1 1998 flash fiction writing prompt copyright KS Brooks
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below. There will be no written prompt.

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Dew Drops”

“Aftermath” Flash Fiction Contest

sun setting behind burned out treesBrilliant Flash Fiction is now accepting entries to its quarterly contest. No poetry, essays, non-fiction or memoir, please. Stories unrelated to the theme “Aftermath” will be disqualified. All entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. This means submissions that have been accepted for publication anywhere else, including blogs, radio broadcast, personal web pages, etc., are not eligible. Entries of more than 500 words or entries found to be published anywhere else will be immediately disqualified.

Prizes: 50 euro first prize; 25 euro second prize; 15 euro third prize; All winning entries (including shortlisted stories) will be published in the January 2017 issue of Brilliant Flash Fiction.

Entry fee: FREE

Deadline: January 15, 2017

For more information, please visit their website.

Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.

New Year’s eBook Deals

santa kindle ebooksHopefully you were really good this year and Santa brought you a shiny new Kindle or other eReader. If he did, you can fill up that puppy now with the free and 99 cent eBook deals right here on Thrifty Thursday.

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.) Continue reading “New Year’s eBook Deals”

Which “Happy New Year” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Happy New Year" Flash Fiction Story Should Win the Readers' Choice Award This Week?

  • Dale E. Lehman (50%, 10 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (20%, 4 Votes)
  • JB Wocoski (15%, 3 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (10%, 2 Votes)
  • Luigi Silvestri (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Esther Banks (0%, 0 Votes)
  • alix m (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.