Archive | January 2013

Flash! Friday Week 7

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Welcome to Week 7 of SVWriters Flash! Friday. This is a weekly flash fiction writing competition which runs each Friday 9 am til 9 pm ET.  (Skim through the rules if you haven’t already.)

Short version: stories that don’t follow the prompt will be DQ’d. Comments on other stories? WELCOME! Comments after the contest is closed, and wildly promoting your own story and others via Twitter/Facebook/sky-writing dragons: encouraged! ♥ (Questions? Also welcome–add them in the comments on this post.) Submit your stories as a comment on this page (one entry per person). If you HAVE to make a change after posting, you may–but be sure to add “revised” on the new one so we know you did so. We will delete your original post. But no editing past tonight’s 9pm deadline.

Judging will begin as soon as the contest closes, with results posted here (and tweeted/facebooked/skywritten, obviously) Saturday morning.

This week’s judge: Brilliant SVW Member Kinza Carpenter Shores. Kinza is a 23 year old job-searching college graduate who owns two wonderful Siberian huskies (her babies!!) and has a wonderful, supportive, sweet husband.  She has now written ‘the end’ to TWO novels in her life, one in 9th grade (which she warns us is horrible horrible stuff >.<) and the other was the nuclear disaster (her words) she spewed last year through her first NaNo. She majored in studio art and even now, draws everything she writes and writes everything she draws. Her ideal career would be an animator/ graphic novelist.

LET’S PLAY! Today’s prompt is short ‘n’ sweet:
100 words exactly (aren’t I generous!), based on this photo (also include your Twitter handle if you’ve got one, and your word count):
Picnic_in_a_wooded_area
Hints: Winning entries usually express a complete story. Vivid language. A fresh and/or fun concept. Twists are awesome but not required. We’re looking for stories that stick in our gut and bother us all day, like a bowl of bean soup.
And now…. WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! have a BLAST!
This contest is now closed to entries (but always open to comments/feedback!). Thanks to everyone for coming out to play today–hope you had as much of a riot as we did! Results will be posted by tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
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Flash! Friday Week Six WINNER

Congratulations to Ray Morris (@iwrites). You are the crazy WILDFIRE winner of this week’s Flash! Fiction competition. In just 50 words you conveyed a complete story, introduced us to a creepy new world, AND laid ground for a sequel. That’s some serious writing chops. Grab your fiery badge (below) and display it proudly! Congrats!

Round and Round

“This is where she died,” Konner said. His heavily-suited body halted in the center of the ruined town, a bone fragment at his feet. The group of men with him looked around, taking in the devastation that ringed the area.

“The last Witch,” Micah said, softly.

“Until yesterday,” Konner replied.

And CONGRATS!!!! to our smokin’ campfire runners up this week:

Dan Radmacher: Several people wrote similar tales, but your take was fresh and your twist hilarious.

Meredith (@dailybipolar): Because this story was just plain funny–so much angst and stubborn determination squished into a single sentence–that last line is still cracking me up.

Finally–huge thanks to everybody for coming out to write this week. Biggest thanks of all to those of you who took the time to offer feedback on everyone’s work. That takes time, but it means the world to writers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We’ll see y’all again next week–Friday the 18th at 9am. Get your pens ready!

Flash! Friday Week Six Contest

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Welcome to Week 6 of SVWriters Flash! Friday. This is a weekly flash fiction writing competition which runs each Friday 9 am til 9 pm ET.  (Skim through the rules if you haven’t already.)

Short version: stories that don’t follow the prompt will be DQ’d. Comments on other stories? WELCOME! Comments after voting on the poll: encouraged! ♥ (Questions? Also welcome–add them in the comments on this post.) Submit your stories as a comment on this page (one entry per person). If you HAVE to make a change after posting, you may–but be sure to add “revised” on the new one so we know you did so. We will delete your original post. But no editing past tonight’s 9pm deadline.

Judging will begin as soon as the contest closes, with results posted here (and tweeted/facebooked/skywritten) Saturday morning.

Inaugural judge: Rebekah Postupak (Twitter @postupak)–oh wait, that’s MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!, founding member of SVW and avid flash fiction buff.

LET’S PLAY! Today’s prompt is short ‘n’ sweet:
50 words exactly, based on this photo:
Buzz Aldrin footprint pic 1969
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This contest is now closed to entries (but always open to comments/feedback!). Thanks to everyone for coming out to play today–hope you had as much of a riot as we did! Results will be posted by tomorrow (Saturday) morning.