Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Dead End

marble canyon death march 2 Flash Fiction writing prompt
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.

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.

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Flash Fiction Editors’ Choice Winners for September and October 2019

indies unlimited editors choice flash fiction winnersFinally, the moment has arrived: we will now announce the Editors’ Choice winners for the IU Flash Fiction challenges from September and October 2019.

As you know, each week, the public gets to choose the Readers’ Choice winning entry by popular vote and the author is rewarded with a special feature on Saturdays. In the case of the Editors’ Choice winners, they garner a coveted spot in the first ever fourth Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Editors’ Choice Anthology. You don’t remember any of this? Well, you can refresh your memory by reading our rules.) Without further ado, here are the winning authors:

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eBook Deals February 13-19

Indies Unlimited Thrifty Thursday kindleThere’s nothing like good eBooks priced affordably, and we’ve got a bunch right here for you! They’re all either free or 99 cents, so tell all your friends! Yeah, I know, we’re really good to you!

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.)

Authors: if you have a book priced at 99¢ or less (that’s right, post your free eBooks here, too!), follow the instructions below Continue reading “eBook Deals February 13-19”

Which “Food” 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 come back to THIS page and click the gray circle next to the person’s name. Scroll down to the vote button which will turn blue, and then click it. Please 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 "Food" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Myra Mondzac (23%, 7 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (17%, 5 Votes)
  • Ed Cooke (13%, 4 Votes)
  • P. k. Guncheon (10%, 3 Votes)
  • E. Carr (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Dale E. Lehman (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Marjorie McCoy (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Ken Talley (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Pharrel Katz (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Tamara McLanahan (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Leigh Kimmel (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Oxana Holtmann (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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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.