W. E. Competition Week 9: The Dream

Photo by K.S. Brooks

You have had this dream before—the long dark hallway, the high ceilings, the columns along the walls. There is an ominous yet wondrous tone to the dream. It always ends when you get to the end of the hallway and find a closed door. Tonight the door is open. What will you find there and what does it mean?

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted.

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Photograph by K.S. Brooks, used here with the photographer’s permission. Copying or reproduction of any kind without express consent is prohibited. All rights reserved.

For a more detailed explanation of the contest & its workings, please see the post called “Writing Exercises Return with a Twist” from 12/24/11.

By participating in this exercise the contestants agree to the rules of the contest and waive any and all further considerations or permissions otherwise required for any winning entries to be published by Indies Unlimited as an e-book, showcasing all the photos and with the winning expositions credited appropriately and accordingly.

Week 8 Flash Fiction Winner: Angela Rigley

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the eighth 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.

The 14 entrants received a total of 72 votes. With 35% of those, the winner is: Contestant #8– Angela Rigley.

Congratulations to Angela, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (cue marching band) here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 8 Flash Fiction Winner: Angela Rigley”

Writing Exercise Competition Week 8 Voting: Fire on the Mountain

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 seventeen 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 MST Thursday

Select the entrant with the best story for the IU writing exercise competition, "Fire on the Mountain."

  • 8. Angela Rigley (35%, 25 Votes)
  • 7. Ian Mathie (28%, 20 Votes)
  • 6. Brianna Lee McKenzie (14%, 10 Votes)
  • 1. Garrett Hise (6%, 4 Votes)
  • 14. William C. Busch (4%, 3 Votes)
  • 12. A. L. Kaplan (4%, 3 Votes)
  • 4. Jennifer (3%, 2 Votes)
  • 13. Steve Johnson (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 11. Carolyn Tody (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 10. Elisavietta Ritchie (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 9. Rosanne Dingli (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 5. RG Bud Phelps (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 2. Emmly Jane (0%, 0 Votes)
  • 3. Robert Cherny (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

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W.E. Competition Week 8: Fire on the Mountain

Photograph by K.S. Brooks

Where there is smoke, there is fire. That usually portends disaster—but not today. Your character is heartened by the sight of the smoke he sees through the mountain gap. Who is he, what is he doing and why should the sight of the fire be good news?

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced. Continue reading “W.E. Competition Week 8: Fire on the Mountain”