Which “Portal” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Remember, the winning entries will all be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.

Which "Portal" story was your favorite this week?

  • Vickie Johnstone (57%, 36 Votes)
  • Howard Johnson (14%, 9 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (11%, 7 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (10%, 6 Votes)
  • D L Brown (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Martha Swinn (3%, 2 Votes)
  • D.C. Schreffler (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Susan O'Reilly (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nathan Rokus (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Timothy Wan (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Roger Shipp (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Vicki Zell (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 63

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Book Brief: Birthing Ella Bandita

Birthing Ella Bandita by Montgomery MahaffeyBirthing Ella Bandita
by Montgomery Mahaffey
Genre: Dark Fantasy
24,970 words

Seven years of silent treatment brings a young woman to the edge of despair. Her father, the illustrious Patron, has refused to speak to her since she was thirteen, and everyone in the village follows his rule. One day, the girl realizes her twentieth birthday has passed, and she is now the age when she would enter society as a Woman – if only she wasn’t an outcast. Knowing her life will never get better, the girl decides to end the aching silence within her in the depths of a violent river. Just before plunging into the icy water, a voice behind her utters, “There is a better way.” The Sorcerer of the Caverns stands at the bank, holding a promise. He has the power to end her ostracism, but as the girl knows, a change of destiny this drastic must claim a fair price.

Birthing Ella Bandita is available at Amazon.com, Smashwords, Amazon UK, and other online retailers.

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Wattpad Holiday Fest

how to Follow someone on WattpadNot too long ago, our Kathy Rowe wrote about how Wattpad had helped her get her writing back on track. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check Wattpad out and get some good stuff up there for the world to see. Now you’re ready for our Wattpad Follow Fest.

This is how it works: If you are an author, publisher, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, librarian (or especially a book-lover), etc., in the comments below, paste in the link for your Wattpad profile. Make sure you show some love to the profiles in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up. To get your url, merely go to your profile and copy the link next to the BIG pink arrow at the top of the picture above (i.e. – http://www.wattpad.com/user/KSBrooks).

Click on the person’s link in the comments section below, and you will go to their profile. Then click Follow. (See photo above.)

This should be fun and should generate a lot of exposure for everyone who plays. Let’s get the party started!

The Rush to Publish

Rush to Publish We’ve all heard the old maxim, “Act in haste; repent at leisure.” This is true in a lot of things, most especially in publishing. Why more so in publishing? Because when we authors act in haste, we’re not just saying something inappropriate that will be forgotten in time; we’re not just acting badly in one instance that eventually will be forgiven. We’re putting our words out there on paper (or on screen) forever. Continue reading “The Rush to Publish”