To say we are pleased with how our 7 Sizzling Sundays of Summer Flash Fiction contest is going is a huge understatement. We are thrilled with response and, most of all, the PHENOMENAL stories posted (and if you missed the post introducing our seven-week flash fiction contest, click HERE to check out the rules and prizes).
It was such a difficult task getting our finalists down to three that this week we chose four finalists to compete for the ultimate prize in August. It was truly a tough decision.
That said, we want to name a few honorable mentions before we present you with this week’s top picks. Our honorables–the ones who made this especially hard–are:
Linda Adams (“Sandollar Wishes.”)
Allison Corser (“Our backyard was a marsh that ran along the Mississippi River.”)
Ann Frantz (“A Jar Labeled Chazy.”)
Claire Fuller ( “It is hard to pin down times of real and absolute happiness in a life.”)
Terra Mar (“Turns out the doc is right.”)
And this week’s four winners, in no particular order are:
David Olimpio (“Dory T. Wellington and the Fire Orange Blue Jellyfish Kite”)
Linda Townsend (“Javier’s Laugh”)
Madeline Mora-Summonte (“In Pursuit of Pretty Things.”)
Bernadette Phipps-Lincke (“Cat looks across the steel table at me.”)
Congratulations to David, Linda, Madeline and Bernadette! Your stories have made our finalists’ round, and will be part of the big WU vote in early August.
Can winners enter again? Yes, they can. We hope all of you enter again! Though we singled out a few notables, many many more made us pause with entries that not only told a complete story, but who also let the prompt unlock their unboxed creativity. Thanks to all who participated and dazzled us with your storytelling.
And now without further ado, this week’s visual prompt, again provided by the talented Debbie Ohi, is…
This week’s contest closes Wednesday July 18, 7 a.m. EST. Good luck and happy writing!