He said he was a retired Special Forces Green Beret, a CIA runner, so I knew the information he had was potentially explosive. But even so, I never imagined he would tell me what he did: that someone of global renown, “within days from now”, would be assassinated, and that the hit would be made to look like an “accident”. Why tell me? A low-key conspiracy journalist? I didn’t know. And quite frankly, I didn’t believe him, either—until a week later, when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash, an “accident”. That’s when the nightmare began. Based on a true story.
The Ghosts of Northgate want you to vote for your favorite story in this week’s flash fiction challenge.
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 ghostly story was your favorite?
- Victoria (41%, 36 Votes)
- Sara Stark (31%, 27 Votes)
- AL Kaplan (11%, 10 Votes)
- Yvonne Hertzberger (6%, 5 Votes)
- Jon Jefferson (5%, 4 Votes)
- Lois Nelsen Lewandowski (5%, 4 Votes)
- Mary Ellen Courtney (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 87
NOTE: Entrants whose submissions 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.
Just in time for the lazy days of Summer, here are some cool new books to take to the beach with you.
Four Mothers: A Short Story Collection
by RJ Crayton
Sometimes, a mother’s flaws are dangerous. Four stories. Four mothers. Four crises. One great read.
Bound by a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins
A maiden. A dragon. A distant castle. A handsome stranger. All the ingredients needed to create the perfect medieval romance.
Murder by Misrule by Anna Castle
Francis Bacon must find out who is murdering barristers in Elizabethan London before he becomes the next victim.
Messenger of the Ancient Gods by Deborah Kinnon
An archeologist becomes the target of a deadly religious sect when she takes up her murdered father’s research into ancient aliens.
Scorched Earth by Lynne Cantwell
Sue has three weeks to raise millions for research into a supergrain that could end world hunger – if it didn’t have dangerous drawbacks.