It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! The judges have made their choices – their picks for the top entries are included below. Confused? Check out our rule change for 2015. The judges have spoken, and now it’s your turn. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below for this week’s Flash Fiction champion.
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 "Lost Footing" story was your favorite this week?
AV Carden (58%, 14 Votes)
Jon Jefferson (17%, 4 Votes)
Jules Dixon (13%, 3 Votes)
Ailish Addler (8%, 2 Votes)
Vickie Johnstone (4%, 1 Votes)
Nathan Rokus (0%, 0 Votes)
Travis Keys (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 24
NOTE: Entrants whose submissions are not relevant to the prompts and/or 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.
Trip ‘n Die by Meg Frith
Genres: chicklit, women’s fiction, humor
Word count: 104,000
Jennifer Cornwall is five-foot-two, over-nourished, with red, gravity-defying hair that makes her think she was conceived the day God invented the Koosh Ball.
At twenty, she’s trapped in a numb life at a photocopying firm. Uneventful – except for the workplace bullies. Despite her Aunt Emily’s gentle encouragement, she believes other girls have the perfect gene-take-home-pack with a side order of social skills, while she trips ’n dies at every turn.
When a striking new employee, Lucy, starts at work, Jennifer really struggles with her own mediocrity. Her flatmate suggests she finds some focus with the help of a clairvoyant. After misinterpreting the reading, Jennifer embarks on a wacky self-improvement campaign. She also discovers Aunt Emily has issues of her own and sets out to solve them.
It’s a journey through strengths, weaknesses and comical crises, but oh, what a journey it turns out to be … for everyone.
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