Joe Wocoski Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Joe Wocoski is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:


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Sharp Edges
by Joe Wocoski

Margie was so glad that her husband had cemented razor sharp stones on top of their wall to keep the zombies out. Along their back yard stone wall, Marge was busily picking up what looked like little sausages. She knew better than to touch the sausages. So she carefully used ice tongs to pick them up. One by one, she listened to each one plunk into her ice bucket. As she did so, she happily sang to herself, “One, two, three little zombie … four, five, six little zombie; … seven, eight, nine little zombie … fingers by my wall today.”

She stopped singing as she closely examined the last one before plunking it into her bucket, “Hmm, yep that’s his thumb alright.”

She sighed deeply, as she looked down at her cat, “Fritz, I am so glad you left that finger on our back stoop this morning, or I would have never known he was trying to get you again.”

Marge took her cell phone out and speed dialed her neighbor, “Hi Maggie, I really wish your zombie son would stop trying to climb over our wall to get my cat. I got another bucket full for you to sew back on. Yes, I’ll leave it by the back gate for you, please keep him locked up at night. Thank you, bye, bye.”

She picked up her cat and said with a hug, “Oh, Mommy loves you so much, no bad zombie is going to get you.”

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2 thoughts on “Joe Wocoski Wins Flash Fiction Challenge”

    1. Hi Candice, Thank you very much and I would like to thank all those who enjoyed reading my story and voted for it.

      Thank you
      JB Woccoski

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