WELCOME to Flash! Friday! Another gloriously sunny day here at the lair, as eyes strain toward summer. Anybody up for a practice round of ice cream, just to make sure it’s as tasty as we remember? (“Don’t know what you’re talking about,” mumble some of you, “as we just had ice cream for breakfast.” -“You are so right,” I say, cheeks reddening, “I’d forgotten one could do that. My own breakfast was the melt-your-soul soggy bits of leftover Cinco de Mayo chicken enchilada, extra jalapeños.” -“Forgiven,” you murmur, hugs all round. You tactfully ignore my stealing an extra large spoonful of Häagen-Dazs Toasted Coconut Sesame Brittle from your freezer.)
(You people are so very nice to me.)
Last Chance: JUDGE APPLICATIONS are due by tonight at midnight. Don’t miss the party!! Details here.
Congrats once more to our 2nd Flash Dash winner, Foy S. Iver! Her story was a trip, and if you’ve not read it yet, let me encourage you to do so. (Find BONNNNNNG the story here.) Thanks to all who showed up to play, especially you brave West Coasters who set alarms for I-Can’t-Believe-I’m-Doing-This-O’Clock. Will we do more Flash Dashes in the future? Oh yes, we will. THANK YOU to tho$e who $upport the work here at FF, which make$ thi$ $ort of prize-topped event po$$ible.
Judging today is Dragon Team Two: Captains Tamara Shoemaker & Mark A. King. Tamara loves stories drawn from the fringes of the obvious, the deep, mysterious, beautiful corners of the imagination; Mark requests perfectly lovely ordinary characters that OH MY LANDS DID YOU REALLY JUST MAKE THAT HORRIBLE UNEXPECTED THING HAPPEN TO THEM?! HOW DARE YOU?! and then he’ll be happy. Don’t ask much, do they??
Awards Ceremony: Results will post Monday. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner post Thursdays. Now let’s write!
* Word count: Write a 200-word story (10-word leeway on either side) based on the photo prompt.
* How: Post your story here in the comments. Include your word count (min 190 – max 210 words, excluding title/byline) and Twitter handle if you’ve got one. If you’re new, don’t forget to check the contest guidelines.
* Deadline: 11:59pm ET tonight (check the world clock if you need to; Flash! Friday is on Washington, DC time)
* Winners: will post Monday. * Prize: The Flash! Friday e-dragon e-badge for your blog/wall, your own winner’s page here at FF, a 60-second interview next Thursday, and your name flame-written on the Dragon Wall of Fame for posterity.