Which “Granny’s Gone” 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.

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.

Which "Granny's Gone" Flash Fiction Story Should Win the Readers' Choice Award This Week?

  • Roseanne Frank (29%, 7 Votes)
  • Yvonne Hertzberger (25%, 6 Votes)
  • Biswajit Mukhopadhyay (25%, 6 Votes)
  • J B Wocoski (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Luigi Silvestri (8%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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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.

A Different Take on Strong Female Characters

unconventional strong female character vintage-977158_960_720Recently, while out for lunch with my editor, she remarked that my work always contains strong female characters. While this is true, what she said made me think more deeply about my motivation and what I look for in a strong female character.

Not long after that I did a beta read for a fellow author which made me think in a new way about my own writing and what I look for as a reader. Yes, the author you do a favour for may not be the only one to benefit. Haha. Continue reading “A Different Take on Strong Female Characters”

Why I Still Won’t Follow You on Twitter

doing stupid things on social media social-1206612_640I joined Twitter in 2008. It looked like a fun way to connect with people and share blog posts. I made a lot of mistakes at first — I got spammed, I got hacked, I got suspended…and then I got smarter. I stopped automatically following anyone who followed me. I learned how to recognize the red flags that pretty much guaranteed the person behind the avatar (if it was indeed a person) had no interest in two-way communication. Many things about Twitter have changed since then. A lot of users have gotten savvier about Twitter etiquette since 2012 when I first posted about this topic, but I continue to heed a few basic signs (and a few new ones) before hitting the “follow” button. Here’s why I’m still not following you: Continue reading “Why I Still Won’t Follow You on Twitter”

Amazon Brings Down the Hammer

Evil Amazon LogoLast month, I wrote about Ch-ch-ch-changes in Indie Publishing. I chose to write on that topic at that time because June has been a month of changes for the last few years. In June 2014, Amazon announced Kindle Unlimited. Last year at the same time, they announced the changes we’ve all come to call KU2. Continue reading “Amazon Brings Down the Hammer”