Week 10 Flash Fiction Competition: Dead Stop

Photo by K.S. Brooks

It took nearly a quarter mile to bring the Nightingale Express to a full stop before the body on the tracks. If they hadn’t been on such a long straight stretch and in broad daylight to boot, they’d have gone right over that corpse and maybe never even have known. The brakeman and the engineer get down to investigate and are surprised to discover they both knew the dead man. Who was it? Why is he there?

In 250 words or less, tell me a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced. Continue reading “Week 10 Flash Fiction Competition: Dead Stop”

Week 9 Flash Fiction Contest Winner: William C. Busch

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the 9th 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.

With 27% of the votes, the winner is: Contestant #9– William C. Busch.

Congratulations to William, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (cue symphony) here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 9 Flash Fiction Contest Winner: William C. Busch”

Son of Frankenstein

Frankenstein is a writer’s game wherein a story is composed of sentences contributed by different authors. We play this game a lot in Book Junkies, and everyone has a lot of fun with it.

So, I’ll kick it off with a prompt sentence, then you guys each add a sentence in the comment thread. Each subsequent sentence should feed off the sentence before it in the thread. So, let’s see what monster of a story we can stitch together.

One note though: PG-13 type blog—keep it clever but clean.

Prompt sentence:

Andy wanted that ten-speed bike more than anything in the world.

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Week 8 Flash Fiction Winner: Angela Rigley

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the eighth 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.

The 14 entrants received a total of 72 votes. With 35% of those, the winner is: Contestant #8– Angela Rigley.

Congratulations to Angela, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (cue marching band) here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 8 Flash Fiction Winner: Angela Rigley”