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)
  • 12. A. L. Kaplan (4%, 3 Votes)
  • 14. William C. Busch (4%, 3 Votes)
  • 4. Jennifer (3%, 2 Votes)
  • 5. RG Bud Phelps (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 9. Rosanne Dingli (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 10. Elisavietta Ritchie (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 11. Carolyn Tody (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 13. Steve Johnson (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”

Week 7 Flash Fiction Winner

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the seventh weekly Flash Fiction (formerly known as Writing Exercise) competition at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today (which is cool as the other side of a pillow), and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

The 17 entrants received a total of 80 votes. With 48% of those, the winner is: Contestant #5– Dianna Stover.

Congratulations to Dianna, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (release doves) here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 7 Flash Fiction Winner”

Writing Exercise Competition #7 – Remorse

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Your character is flipping through an old photo album. She comes upon this picture and the memories of what happened on that day so long ago come flooding powerfully back to her. Her heart is heavy with remorse. What happened and why did she keep the picture?

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. Continue reading “Writing Exercise Competition #7 – Remorse”