Howard Johnson Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Howard Johnson is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

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.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

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New Indie Releases – Holiday Edition

Looking for some last-minute presents? eBooks always make awesome gifts – so check out these new titles and gift away.


Zero Anaphora by Luke Brimblecombe 120x177Zero Anaphora by Luke Brimblecombe

A young woman gives up her career in order to conduct a mysterious social experiment upon an unsuspecting lover.

Zero Anaphora is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
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Exodus 2022 by Kenneth G. Bennett 120x177Exodus 2022 by Kenneth G. Bennett

A 28-year-old man learns that the hallucinations destroying his mind contain clues to a looming global calamity.

Exodus 2022 is available on Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
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The Copy by Grant Boshoff 120x177The Copy by Grant Boshoff

A geneticist and his clone struggle to maintain balance as their moral compasses diverge, leaving one dead and the other on trial for murder.

The Copy is available from  Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
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The Last Challege by Sharon Karaa 120x177The Last Challenge by Sharon Karaa

A veritable melting pot of family, witchcraft, magic, adventure and love.

The Last Challenge is available at  Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
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The Revenant 120x177The Revenant by Elise Abram

The Revenant saves those in Morgan’s visions from horrible fates. But when a necromancer is raised from the dead, can they escape his wrath?

The Revenant is available through Amazon.com, Amazon UK, and all major online bookstores.


Kindle Unlimited Friday – Holiday Extravaganza

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Featured Book: Any Road Will Take You There

Any Road Will Take You ThereAny Road Will Take You There
by David W. Berner
Genres: travelogue, memoir
Available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK

Recently divorced and uncertain of the future, a middle-age father takes his teenage sons and best friend on a 5000-mile road trip to rekindle his spirit. But a family secret turns the journey into an examination of fatherhood, revealing the struggles and triumphs of being a dad, and the imperfect ties that connect us all.

 Book Excerpt:

Denver was in front of us now. Graham watched a movie on the computer. Casey aimed his video camera at the road sign marking the mileage to Denver. Soon we would meet my friend Brad and then settle in for three full days in the city that was the nucleus of Kerouac’s On the Road. We were following the rough plan of a road map, but somewhere in a dusty corner of Colorado, it became clear how irrelevant any map really was. A couple of years before he died, George Harrison sang a song in a surprise performance on VH1. The lyrics to “Any Road” emerged from my memory as if illuminating the pavement in front of me, words about taking a road, any road, to find out where you’re headed. Yes, I wanted to stay true to Kerouac’s travels, but it really didn’t matter. Any road would take us where we were going.

What others are saying:

“The impact this book has on the reader is a compelling realization that each of us – fathers, sons, grandfathers – faces the same questions of the matrix of the bond that somehow is never broken, no matter how the polar ends are strained. Highly recommended.” – Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame, Top 100, Vine Voice Reviewer