Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Aurora

northern lights 05282017 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: Aurora”

What Word Count Is Best for Genre Fiction?

Author Regina ClarkeGuest Post
by Regina Clarke

Knowing if our word count is “right” is an ongoing dilemma for indie writers, and it is something we think about — a lot. So what is the answer? I have spent many weeks studying this, certain there must be a magic formula, but instead I became aware that only two things are necessary to know: Continue reading “What Word Count Is Best for Genre Fiction?”

Mid-June eBook Deals!

writers and summer_doldrums_picHere you go – a bunch of super new free and bargain eBooks to read, just for you! You can fill up that Kindle 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 “Mid-June eBook Deals!”

Which “Hualapai” 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 "Hualapai" flash fiction story deserves your vote this week?

  • Alyssa Devine (59%, 19 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Dale E. Lehman (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Luigi Silvestri (3%, 1 Votes)
  • JB Wocoski (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Biswajit Mukhopadhyay (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Paula Evans (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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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.