Week 21 Flash Fiction Challenge: Gone Fishin’

Photo by K.S. Brooks

You finally get the chance to take your son fishing. You tell yourself it’s not about the fish, it is about spending quality time together.

Right. Quality time in the oppressive heat, providing valuable nutrition for mosquitoes—and they were the only thing biting. Seven hours with a sulky, silent, teenager who evidently had other plans this weekend.

You finally give up and pack away the equipment for the day. Some vacation. On the way back to the car, you happen upon the spot the fish were vacationing. Does this turn the trip around? What happens next?

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

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Week 20 Flash Fiction Challenge Poll

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

Select your favorite entry for the week 20 Flash Fiction Challenge: First Impressions

  • Donna B. McNicol (25%, 8 Votes)
  • Ed Drury (22%, 7 Votes)
  • Ben Steele (19%, 6 Votes)
  • Brian Beam (9%, 3 Votes)
  • RG Bud Phelps (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Mike Boggia (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Rich Meyer (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Elisavietta Ritchie (3%, 1 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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Week 20 Flash Fiction Challenge: First Impressions

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Ski weekend. Sounded like a lot of fun, right? You told them you’d never been on skis in your life.

“It’s easy,” they told you. Easy.

So, you broke your leg. On the beginner’s slope. Your friends told you no one had ever broken a leg on the beginner’s slope before.  That does not make you feel better.

Now the Ski Patrol dude is dragging your sorry butt back down to the lodge on this sled doohickey.

Suddenly, he turns back to look at you, and says. . .

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

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Week 20 Flash Fiction Challenge: First Impressions”

Week 19 Flash Fiction Challenge Poll

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 8 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

Select your favorite entry for the week 19 Flash Fiction Challenge: Fate 101

  • Ed Drury (67%, 12 Votes)
  • Rich Meyer (11%, 2 Votes)
  • S Jerrems (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Paula Friedman (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Elisavietta Ritchie (6%, 1 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Gale Leach (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Brian Beam (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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