Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Fog

foggy quoddy light Maine 1996 flash fiction writing prompt copyright KS Brooks
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below. There will be no written prompt.


Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Fog”

January Writing Exercise: Jovial

writing exercise stretching-498256_960_720Our overworked administrator is getting a well-deserved break today, so we figured you all might like to take this time to exercise your writing chops. Tune in next Friday for Kindle Unlimited Friday.

Therefore, here’s a writing prompt for you; do as you wish – short story, flash fiction, poem, what have you. There is no deadline or word count restriction. Just write. (Comments are closed – write on your own.)

This week’s word: JOVIAL

Use it however you’d like: as the title, in a sentence, or as inspiration. Ready, set, write!

Exciting eBook Deals

Thrifty Thursday Jumping for JoyDon’t you think it’s time to get  some new books for your eReader? You can fill up that puppy now with the free and 99 cent eBook deals right here on Thrifty Thursday.

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.) Continue reading “Exciting eBook Deals”

Which “Mirage” 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 Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

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. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Mirage" Flash Fiction Story Should Win the Readers' Choice Award This Week?

  • JB Wocoski (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (18%, 2 Votes)
  • D Stoneburch (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (9%, 1 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Kay Griffith (0%, 0 Votes)
  • R, Stephen Stuart (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Paula Evans (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Frieda (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Christopher Stamfors (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Alex R. Carver (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Justin Bennett (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (0%, 0 Votes)
  • LW Liu (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Michael Furey (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Josh Taylor (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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