Week 22 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

Which was your favorite entry?

  • Rich Meyer (50%, 10 Votes)
  • Brian Beam (20%, 4 Votes)
  • Ed Drury (15%, 3 Votes)
  • Mike Boggia (10%, 2 Votes)
  • Elisavietta Ritchie (5%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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Week 22 Flash Fiction Challenge: Search Party

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Winter is nipping at the heels of fall. The air is cold and crisp. Squirrels cavort among the denuded stands of oak, ash, hickory, and maple trees.

The small covered bridge allows a narrow paved road to traverse a placid stream. In the distance, crows caw at some disturbance.

Your character is part of a search party looking for some missing campers. He walks out on the end of the little pier hoping not to find a body…

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 22 Flash Fiction Challenge: Search Party”

Week 21 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: Gone Fishin'

  • Ed Drury (33%, 11 Votes)
  • Dick Waters (30%, 10 Votes)
  • Brian Beam (15%, 5 Votes)
  • Brianna Lee McKenzie (12%, 4 Votes)
  • RG Bud Phelps (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Donna Morang (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Rich Meyer (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Richard Sutton (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ey Wade (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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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.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Week 21 Flash Fiction Challenge: Gone Fishin’”

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