Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Smoke

quarry browns lake road fire oct 2017
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: Smoke”

Kindle Unlimited Friday – Free March 2019 eBooks

Kindle Unlimited Hump Day 1 Hey authors – are you enrolled in KDP Select? Then this is for you. Hey readers – do you have a Kindle Unlimited membership? Then this is for you, too! Scroll on down – you can get all these books for FREE. Not sure what Kindle Unlimited is? Our Lynne Cantwell tells you right here. So… Continue reading “Kindle Unlimited Friday – Free March 2019 eBooks”

eBook Deals March 14 – 20

happy to download ebooks smiley-1691280_960_720There’s nothing like sitting back and relaxing with a good book, is there? This week, you can fill up your Kindle or other eReader with some awesome eBooks. We’ve got plenty of free and 99 cent eBooks 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.)

Authors: if you have a book priced at 99¢ or less (that’s right, post your free eBooks here, too!), follow the instructions below Continue reading “eBook Deals March 14 – 20”

Which “Hummingbird” 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 come back to THIS page and click the gray circle next to the person’s name. Scroll down to the vote button which will turn blue, and then click it. Please 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 "Hummingbird" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Mary Kay Bonfante (53%, 17 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Tom Kepler (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Diane Selby (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Lexi Storm (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Emem Javier Zshornack (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Paula Evans (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Latrece Johnson (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tamara McLanahan (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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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.