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Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 29

WELCOME to the final Friday of the 2nd quarter of Year Two. Hasn’t it been a doozy!? Our newest judge panel kicks off next week aaaaaaaaaand…. I am now at liberty to announce the coming of a bonus contest, the Dog Days of Summer, complete with CASH prizes (thanks to our sponsors! y’all are AMAZING). Dog Days will kick off July 8. It’s going to stay open so much longer and allow so many more words, some of you might actually faint. More details next week.

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But first: on the deep, dark, depressing side, we are forced, FORCED, I tell you, to say goodbye to our final 2nd quarter judge, Jess West. Dear Jess! You were part of the FF family long before you stepped up as judge, but now your name will live on in draconian infamy. (Er, you’re ok with that, right?) How good it’ll be to read your stories here again. But BUSINESS FIRST: if you’re a newcomer and don’t know Jess’ preferences, pop over to her judge page to learn how she chooses her winning entries. 

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Awards Ceremony: Results will post Sunday. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner post Wednesdays.  I (Rebekah) post my own unbalanced writings sometimes on Tuesdays or Thursdays “just for fun.”   

Now let’s get to it!

Word limit150 word story (10-word leeway) based on the photo prompt.

HowPost your story here in the comments. Include your word count (140 – 160 words, exclusive of title) and Twitter handle if you’ve got one. If you’re new, don’t forget to check the contest guidelines.

Deadline11:59pm ET tonight (check the world clock if you need to; Flash! Friday is on Washington, DC time)

Winners: will post Sunday

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 Wednesday, and your name flame-written on the Dragon Wall of Fame for posterity. 

***Today’s Dragon’s Bidding (required element to incorporate somewhere in your story; does not need to be the exact word(s) unless instructed to do so, e.g. “include the words “nuclear thermodynamics'”):

patience

***Today’s Prompt:

Nuclear Winter Recon. CC photo by Paul Hocksenar.

Nuclear Winter Recon. CC photo by Paul Hocksenar.

Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 24

Welcome to Friday! Many of you have expressed concern regarding the speed at which each Friday appears. Well, after hours of careful research and weeks of painstaking interviews, I’m thrilled to report I’ve found the culprit(s): little green men. Yes. You read that right. Little green men. It’ll be up to you to tell me more about that, though. I am so thankful the FF community is bursting with a number of fine selenoarchaeologists. Who would’ve guessed that would come in so handy!

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Today’s judge, Alissa Leonard, may or may not be on speaking terms with several little green men herself–she’s not telling–but she does, quite unquestionably, know a great deal about worldbuilding. And she both loves characters and is a character. How perfect that her turn should fall today! Not to mention that on this day in 1965, the Life Sciences Committee recommended to NASA that astronauts returning from the moon or other planets ought to be quarantined for three weeks. Just in case…. 

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Awards Ceremony: Results will post Sunday. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner post Wednesdays.  I (Rebekah) post my own unbalanced writings sometimes on Tuesdays or Thursdays “just for fun.”   

Now let’s get to it!

Word limit150 word story (10-word leeway) based on the photo prompt.

HowPost your story here in the comments. Include your word count (140 – 160 words, exclusive of title) and Twitter handle if you’ve got one. If you’re new, don’t forget to check the contest guidelines.

Deadline11:59pm ET tonight (check the world clock if you need to; Flash! Friday is on Washington, DC time)

Winners: will post Sunday

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 Wednesday, and your name flame-written on the Dragon Wall of Fame for posterity. 

***Today’s Dragon’s Bidding (required element to incorporate somewhere in your story; does not need to be the exact word(s) unless instructed to do so, e.g. “include the word “arrears'”):

Include an unpaid bill

***Today’s Prompt:

 

Letter boxes, Area 51. Public domain photo by MartinStr.

Letter boxes, Area 51. Public domain photo by MartinStr.

Flash! Friday # 24

Yeeehaw! Flash! Friday Round 24 is now closed. Thank you so much for coming out to ride with us this week. Please don’t forget to read & comment on the stories–your input is such an encouragement to all these fine writers. The judge’s results will post tomorrow (Saturday ET). See you then!

HOWDY, y’all, and welcome to #FlashFridayFic Round 24. Got somethin’ in your craw? a hitch in your giddyap? Well, shoot, we gotta prompt fer that! This round, Flash! Friday goes all western all day. {{And by “western” I mean, quite obviously, aliens ‘n’ cowboys, or Lancelot-meets-Zane Grey, or Agatha-Christie-meets-Louis-L’Amour, or the heartwarming Laura Ingalls/Janette Oke, or whatever direction your  marvelous Muse leads you. Just one rule: HAVE FUN! (Oh, all right, technically slightly more than one rule; here are the guidelines). }}

Round 24 posse leader/circuit judge is none other than the cool cowboy himself, SVW member Dan Radmacher. (Be sure to check out his judge page to see how to steer clear of the noose.)

And now… draw on three. 1… 2….

Word limit: Exactly 250-word story, no more, no less, based on the photo prompt. (Imagine your story’s the ‘baccy and the comment wall’s the spittoon, see?)

* How: Post your story here in the comments. Include your word count (250 words, exclusive of title) and Twitter handle if you’ve got one.

* Deadline: 11:59pm ET tonight (check the world clock if you need to; Flash! Friday’s on Chattanooga time)

Winners: will post tomorrow (Saturday)

Prize: A rough-and-tumble e-trophy e-dragon e-badge, a personalized varmint’s page here at FF, a rowdy, hoot ‘n’ holler 60-second interview feature next Wednesday, and YOUR NAME shot with a .45 into a row of tin cans at fifty paces (at least emotionally speaking). NOTE: Winning and non-winning stories alike remain eligible for selection for Monday’s Flash Points. 

* Follow @FlashFridayFic on Twitter for up-to-date news/announcements/tips for surviving a gunfight with a dragon.  And now for your prompt:

Photo by John C. H. Grabill

Photo by John C. H. Grabill