Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Oliver Owl

Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below. There will be no written prompt.


Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Oliver Owl”

Smashwords Summer Sale and More

Smashwords LogoThose of you who have opted to publish with Smashwords will want to look at this. I have participated in these sales, which they also run in December, a few times with decent results. It’s about the easiest sale you can be part of. It literally takes only a couple of clicks and your books revert to their original prices automatically at the end of the sale period. Here’s a summary. Much of this is directly quoted from their recent email.

The Tenth Annual “Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale” Runs July 1-31 

Enrollment is now open, and, for the first time ever, they allow you to enroll ALL your books at a single discount level –  25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and 100%-off (FREE).  Continue reading “Smashwords Summer Sale and More”

eBook Deals June 28 – July 4

explosive ebook dealsHere you go – a bunch of hot new free and bargain eBooks to read, just for you! You’re going to need these while you’re sitting at the beach, or on vacation, or just hanging at home. You can fill up that Kindle 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 “eBook Deals June 28 – July 4”

Which “Peachy” 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 "Peachy" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Mary Kay Bonfante (24%, 8 Votes)
  • Dale E. Lehman (18%, 6 Votes)
  • Michael Ratzloff (15%, 5 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (12%, 4 Votes)
  • Regina Clarke (12%, 4 Votes)
  • Theodore Jerome Cohen (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Ken Talley (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Allen Alright (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Catherine Johnston (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Nicole T (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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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.