If you missed last week’s post introducing our seven-week flash fiction contest, click HERE to check out the rules and prizes (recently UPDATED to be even more fabulous)!
Thanks to all who submitted entries based on last week’s prompt. It was tougher than we thought it would be to winnow the list down to three! 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 tough for us–are:
CB Soulsby (“Last delivery of the day.”)
Alice (“He said it was dark.”)
Julia Jay (“I sit looking at the envelope.”)
Trudy (two stories)
Erin Nieto (“On the day of the big party, Monica Crane was mortified to realize that her signature red lipstick had gone missing from her makeup drawer.”)
Linda Townsdin (“I found Chloe in my locker at the new grade school where they sent us kids from Great Lakes Naval Base.”)
Andrea (“I invited the salesman inside my house before he had even asked.”)
And this week’s three winners, in no particular order are:
Natalie (“I can’t play Star Cancer Patient anymore.”)
Gail Mackenzie-Smith (“This baby cry all day long, and she called Rosie…)
Heidi Lacey (“I am, of course, well appointed for this task.”)
Congratulations to Natalie, Gail and Heidi! 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 named a few notables, there were many entries that made us pause. Thanks to all who participated.
And now without further ado, this week’s visual prompt, again provided by the talented Debbie Ohi, is…
Remember the full rules can be found HERE, but if you’re in the mood to flash and run, cliff-notes rules are below:
- The story must be inspired by that week’s visual prompt.
- Each submission must be 250 words or less.
- Each story must contain a beginning, middle, and end.
- All submitted work must be original–not published anywhere else, and written by you, for this contest.
- Post submissions in the comment section of the prompt post. Each week, the deadline will be 72 hours after the prompt is posted on Sunday morning, meaning Wednesday at 7 a.m. EST.
- No more than two entries per person, per week will be eligible for that week.
- The top three stories from each week will be selected by a mix of votes in the form of Likes in the comment section and our own discretion.
Drawing courtesy © Debbie Ridpath Ohi, illustrator of the soon-to-be-released book for children, I’m Bored.