Caption This Contest

Red Squirrel, Washington State 031814This is a squirrel with something to say. Give us a maximum 140 character caption for this photo.

If you have more than one idea, go ahead and put in as many entries as you want.

We’ll leave comments open until Friday night. Brooks and I will pick our favorite, and turn it into a motivational poster we’ll put up in the sidebar, crediting the author of the caption. Alternatively, if we don’t like any of them, we’ll just round-file the project and disavow any knowledge of it, and never speak of it again. Never.

So, give us your best shot. Be funny, touching, brilliant, or inspiring, but keep it clean. Just think: this thing could go viral. You could be the author of the next internet meme. Or not.

Flash Fiction Challenge: Drifter

Photo by K.S. Brooks

There are days when working in the Forestry Service is quiet and peaceful. There are days when you fight fires.

Then there are days like this. Just a little canoe filled with supplies and a small dog drifting down the river.

Maybe this is the dog version of Moses. Maybe somebody forgot to tie off. Maybe there has been some trouble upstream. Continue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge: Drifter”

Week 16 Flash Fiction Voting

The time has arrived for IU readers to begin voting in this week’s Flash Fiction Competition. On behalf of the IU staff, I want to thank all the entrants for doing such a great job with the writing prompt and the merciless constraints of the exercise.

This week, there are 9 entries from which to choose. You may review the entries here. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to vote by using the share buttons at the bottom of the post!

The poll will be open until 5:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) Thursday

Vote for your favorite story in the week 16 flash fiction challenge:

  • 4. Stephanie Myers (56%, 42 Votes)
  • 1. Linda Rae Blair (15%, 11 Votes)
  • 6. Kay Weeks (9%, 7 Votes)
  • 3. Rich Meyer (7%, 5 Votes)
  • 8. Kristina Jackson (5%, 4 Votes)
  • 7. Yvonne Hertzberger (4%, 3 Votes)
  • 2. Christine Frost (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 5. Susan Mahoney (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 9. A. L. Kaplan (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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Week 11 Flash Fiction Contest Winner: Shiri Sondheimer

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the 11th weekly Flash Fiction competition at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

A total of 97 votes were cast in the contest this week. The winner (with 39% of those votes) is: Contestant #3 Shiri Sondheimer.

Congratulations to Shiri, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (release balloons) here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 11 Flash Fiction Contest Winner: Shiri Sondheimer”

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