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

  • Pat Mills (46%, 13 Votes)
  • Tammy L Breitweiser (25%, 7 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (11%, 3 Votes)
  • Lexi Storm (7%, 2 Votes)
  • JB Wocoski (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Virginia Gayl Salazar (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ed Cooke (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mary Kay Bonfante (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Paula Evans (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jordan Silver (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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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.

Where’s the Theme in Your Book?

Okay, everyone knows that great works of literature have important themes. “Red Badge of Courage,” “Les Miserables,” “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” You know the ones. But what about your Space Opera?

Why Bother?

“It’s just fiction,” you protest. “It’s entertainment. People don’t want to be preached at. Why should I bother my readers with a theme?” Well, you’ve got the preaching part right, but no matter how focused on entertainment a story may be… Continue reading “Where’s the Theme in Your Book?”

January 2019 Writing Exercise: Clement

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: Clement

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

Tamara McLanahan Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Tamara McLanahan 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:

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