Minion Spotlight: Yvonne Hertzberger

yvonne hertzbergerAs you probably know by now, the staff authors here at Indies Unlimited are referred to as minions. No one is sure exactly how or when that started, but it stuck. What you may not realize is that all the minions (and everyone) here at IU work for free. That’s right, they don’t get a dime out of this. They do it out of the goodness of their hearts. So our Fearless Leader (admin) thought it would be nice to give some props to the minions by featuring each of them in a spotlight interview. We hope you enjoy it.

What is your name?

Yvonne Hertzberger. What? Nooo, I do NOT have a middle name. I get to pick a new one any time it suits me. My father used to say it was “Lovely”. That stopped when I grew up and he realized … well maybe we shouldn’t go there. Heh.

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Theodore Jerome Cohen Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Theodore Jerome Cohen 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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Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Beyond

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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.

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The 2016 Flash Fiction Anthology Now Available!

Indies Unlimited 2016 Flash Fiction Anthology Great news: the Indies Unlimited 2016 Flash Fiction Anthology is now available as an eBook! It will look great on your eReader, but we know you know that already.

The eBook is available in all Amazon stores. And for only 99 cents!! Yes, we know we’re awesome. You’re welcome.

Photographs by K. S. Brooks. Prompts by Stephen Hise & K. S. Brooks. Authors with stories in the anthology include: Melissa Bowersock, Bill Engleson, RB Frank, Judith Garcia, Stacy Haas, Joseph Andrew Hesch, Dusty May Jane, A. L. Kaplan, Christopher “Irish Goat” Knodel, Dale E. Lehman, Stephen R. Paolini, Lynn Sheridan, Jack Sichterman, Lou Silvestri, Steven M. Stucko, Marc Twine, Morgan Winters, JB Wocoski, and Cindy Young-Turner.

Just in case you missed it, the Indies Unlimited 2016 Flash Fiction Anthology is AVAILABLE NOW at Amazon.com. The print editions will be out soon – maybe, if you’re nice to us. Don’t be the last kid on the block to get one!