Which “Jack is Back” 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 "Jack is Back" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • John Leake (37%, 28 Votes)
  • Virginia Black (21%, 16 Votes)
  • Theodore Jerome Cohen (20%, 15 Votes)
  • Pharrel Katz (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Allen Alright (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Louisa M Bauman (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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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.

Video is King When Marketing as an Author

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by Michael Poeltl

It’s a fact that people engage with video almost three times longer than a static post or ad. That’s your first indication that video is your way forward. The other is that video can pack a visual punch a meme or gif just can’t accomplish. Consider an author reading passages from his or her book and the tension that accompanies it by standing in front of a group of people. If you’re lucky, you’ve filled the seats. If not, that anxious feeling could ruin your night. That’s stressful. Video readings, on the other hand, are completely stress-free. Do it from the comfort of your favourite chair. I was actually kind of nervous even to sit in front of the camera the first time, but with now over 20 videos behind me, the pace and comfort level at which I’m doing these video readings has increased ten-fold. Continue reading “Video is King When Marketing as an Author”

October 2018 Writing Exercise: Ostentatious

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.

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: OSTENTATIOUS

Use it however you’d like: as the title, in a sentence, or as inspiration. Ready, set, write!

Lance T. Edmonds Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Lance T. Edmonds 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 story:

Continue reading “Lance T. Edmonds Wins Flash Fiction Challenge”