Which “To Die…” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! The judges have made their choices – their picks for the top entries are included below. Confused? Check out our rule change for 2015. The judges have whittled down the entries to a select few, and now it’s your turn: time for the public to have the final say. It’s super easy – we’ve even labeled the finalists to make them easier to spot. Now you just have to choose your favorite and cast your vote below for this week’s Flash Fiction champion.

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 "To Die and Not to Die" story do you think should win this week?

  • Richard Trisdale (29%, 20 Votes)
  • S.K.Fischer (26%, 18 Votes)
  • Christopher A. Cooke (9%, 6 Votes)
  • Kira Flynn (9%, 6 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Tiffany Turner (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Vickie Johnstone (6%, 4 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (6%, 4 Votes)
  • Steven M. Stucko (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Travis Keys (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Maria Dormer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Venkatesh Iyer (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions are not relevant to the prompts and/or 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.

My Horrible Experience with FirstEditing

#PublishingFoul Logo Indies UnlimitedGuest Post
by Brenda Perlin

After my first book had been picked up by a publisher (not as good as it sounds), I figured my story needed to be cleaned up before I let it go to press. I was jazzed by the idea of my book getting some attention, but I didn’t want to use the publisher’s “paid editing” option. I had no idea where to turn. That was until, by coincidence, a radio ad for FirstEditing was broadcast while I was driving. Jotting down their number, I called as soon as I could. Continue reading “My Horrible Experience with FirstEditing”

BookLikes Likefest

Booklikes logoBack in February, the amazing Lynne Cantwell introduced us all to BookLikes. BookLikes is sort of a cross between Goodreads and Tumblr – a book review/giveaway/blog site with lots of functionality. So how about we get to know each other on BookLikes better with a like-fest?

Today you can share your blog page and find new friends. Grab that URL which should look like this: http://ksbrooks.booklikes.com/ and paste it in the comments below.  (Not sure where to find your URL? See the image below.) The “follow” button is found in the upper right-hand corner.

booklikes shelf page
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[Don’t forget, if you right-click the links, you can choose to have them open in a separate tab so you don’t have to worry about navigating back and forth to pages.]

PLEASE be sure to reciprocate by following those who follow you. This is give and take. If everyone plays by the golden rule, we all benefit. Please mark your calendar to check back over the next couple of days. We’ve had to turn comment subscriptions off because we surpass the SPAM email quantity guidelines.