Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: The Mountain

2014 May Day 2 Upper Klamath Lake Mt McLaughlin Flash Fiction Prompt.jpg
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: The Mountain”

Michael Pickford Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Michael Pickford is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.) Without further ado, here’s the winning story:

Continue reading “Michael Pickford Wins Flash Fiction Challenge”

eBook Deals February 22 – 28

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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 “eBook Deals February 22 – 28”

Which “The Big Swim” 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 "Big Swim" flash fiction entry deserves your vote?

  • Michael Pickford (46%, 16 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (17%, 6 Votes)
  • Josiah Stone (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Steven Lamon (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (6%, 2 Votes)
  • JB Wocoski (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Nicole T (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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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.

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