This contest is now closed to entries (but always open to comments/feedback!). Thanks to everyone for coming out to fight the snow (or not) today! The decision by our sharp-eyed judge Dan Radmacher will be posted tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
Since we in Virginia are getting totally gypped on snow this weekend, Flash! Friday couldn’t arrive at a more perfect time. (And for those of you in the NE corridor snowed in, Flash! Friday’s arriving at a perfect time for you too, lookit that!) (And now that I think of it, those of you who mirror Virginia in not getting snow, and those of you following Boston and getting slammed–well, I’ll be hanged! Flash! Friday’s just in time!)
Today’s contest is judged by SVW member Dan Radmacher, who’s a spectacularly compelling writer in his own right… AND eminently qualified to judge today’s round, if for no other reason than he’s spent the last few months of his life pounding plaster and doing drywally things in his basement. This means (1) he has developed extraordinary patience and resilience under pressure, and (2) he’s gotten really good with a hammer, which will come in handy in the event of a tie.
And now…. We welcome you to dive headfirst into the flames of Flash! Friday # 10. Today’s prompt is a dark and mysterious photo…. accompanied by a VERY generous 150 – 200 word story limit (go nuts! minimum of 150, max of 200); be sure to include your word count and Twitter handle if you’ve got one). Read the rules if you haven’t already, and then…. GET WRITING!
To sum up:
* Word limit: Write a 150 – 250 word-story based on the photo prompt below. Post your entry in the comments on this post. Include your word count and Twitter handle so we can laud ya like mad. (And then go comment on the other stories, if you have a minute. Letting others know what they did right is such a boon.)
* Deadline: 9pm ET tonight
* Winners: will post tomorrow (Saturday) morning
* Prize: A smoky, fiery e-trophy badge, your own winner’s page here at Flash! Friday, a 60-second interview feature next Wednesday, and WORLDWIDE FAME AND ADULATION!!!! (or at least as close as we can get ya to it!)
* Follow @FlashFridayFic on Twitter for the latest news/announcements/dragon befriending guidelines (in case you were wondering). And now for your prompt: