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.

Flash Fiction Editors’ Choice Winners for October & November 2016

indies unlimited editors choice flash fiction winnersFinally, the moment has arrived: we will now announce the Editors’ Choice winners for the IU Flash Fiction challenges from October and November 2016.

As you know, each week, the public gets to choose the Readers’ Choice winning entry by popular vote and the author is rewarded with a special feature on Saturdays. In the case of the Editors’ Choice winners, they garner a coveted spot in the first ever Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Editors’ Choice Anthology. You don’t remember any of this? Well, you can refresh your memory by reading our rules.) Without further ado, here are the winning authors:

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