Week 23 Flash Fiction Challenge Winner: Ed Drury

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the 23rd weekly Flash Fiction competition at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

A total of 44 votes were cast in the contest this week. The winner (with 30% of those votes) is Ed Drury.

Congratulations to Ed, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 23 Flash Fiction Challenge Winner: Ed Drury”

Week 23 Flash Fiction Challenge Poll

The time has arrived for IU readers to begin voting in this week’s Flash Fiction Competition. On behalf of the IU staff, I want to thank all the entrants for doing such a great job with the writing prompt and the merciless constraints of the exercise.

This week, there are 10 entries from which to choose. You may review the entries here. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to vote by using the share buttons at the bottom of the post!

The poll will be open until 5:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) Thursday

Vote for your favorite entry in the week 23 flash fiction challenge:

  • 5. Ed Drury (30%, 13 Votes)
  • 6. Jacqueline Hopkins (16%, 7 Votes)
  • 7. T.D.McKinnon (14%, 6 Votes)
  • 4. Krista Tibbs (11%, 5 Votes)
  • 9. Cynthia (9%, 4 Votes)
  • 8. Dick Waters (7%, 3 Votes)
  • 1. Barry Parham (5%, 2 Votes)
  • 2. R E Sheahan (5%, 2 Votes)
  • 3. Brian Beam (2%, 1 Votes)
  • 10. A. L. Kaplan (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

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Week 23 Flash Fiction Challenge: Early Start

Photo by K.S. Brooks

The first rays of the morning sun turn George and his old motorboat into a silhouette. The vapor rising from the cold water make it even harder to see him from the western shore.

He’s far enough away that the sound of the motor barely reaches the the few cabins here.

George has something to put in the lake—someplace deep in the lake. He’ll need to make sure it will not be found for a good long while.

He picked a good day for it. This time of the year the lake is pretty much deserted. George got an early start. Nobody is awake this time of the day. Nobody but me.

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Week 23 Flash Fiction Challenge: Early Start”

Week 22 Flash Fiction Challenge Winner: Rich Meyer

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the 22nd weekly Flash Fiction challenge at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

There were five entrants in the contest this week. The winner (with 50% of the votes) is our own Rich Meyer.

Congratulations to Rich, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 22 Flash Fiction Challenge Winner: Rich Meyer”