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Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 16

HURRAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!  Friday is here again, and I can finally stop that nasty itchy annoying impatient feeling the rest of the week offers. It’s been a tremendously fun week here at the lair. Did I mention I got to meet  Maggie Stiefvater? One word: The Scorpio Races: Wow. (Yes, yes, you pickies. The one word is Wow. Aren’t I sneaky???) Here’s the first line of TSR, in case you needed convincing: It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die. 

WALL OF FLAME: Don’t forget!!!! Have you submitted stories here at least three times in March? Be sure to claim eligibility for your MARCH badge. Prizes at calendar year’s end from among those with the most badges in 2015! Details and the names of our fabulous Ring of Fire badge holders here.

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DC2Judging today is Dragon Team One: that’s the fearless, globe-sandwiching team of Image Ronin and Joidianne. If I were you, I might worry less about their judging abilities (which are stellar) and more about how the two of them sandwich the globe.  No wonder alien invaders have steered clear of Earth!*

* As far as we know    

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Awards Ceremony: Results will post Monday. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner post Thursdays.  

Now, all eyes on the prosecution, and write!

* Word count: Write a 200-word story (10-word leeway on either side) based on the photo prompt.

HowPost 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.

AND HERE IS YOUR TWO-PART PROMPT:

(1) Required story element (this week: conflict. The below conflict must be your story’s central conflict {note: for an explanation of this internal conflict, see here.} Note: “man” as used here is NOT gender-specific):

 

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(2) Photo prompt to incorporate:

 

First Woman Jury, Los Angeles, Nov 1911. PD photo by Library of Congress.

First Woman Jury, Los Angeles, Nov 1911. PD photo by Library of Congress.

Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 15

**Reminder** Flash! Friday is on Washington, DC time, which means we’ve changed clocks for Daylight Savings. **

WELCOME BACK!!  A glorious week behind us; another glorious week lurking in the wings. It was such fun reading your girl-next-door stories as well as Wednesday’s multi-phobic (try on thalassaphobia for size!!) stories. I don’t see how you could write any better this week, even for rapscallion judges Eric & Carlos, but you insist on doing so anyway. You always do. And would I please stop with the italics already?! 

OTHER STUFF: What a blast the Tuesday #Spotlight interviews have been so far; be sure to take a peek at them if you haven’t! This week we had editor extraordinaire Jeff Gerkelast week was powerhouse freelance writer Carol Tice. Coming up March 27 will be four-time FF champ Betsy Streeter, to celebrate the April 1 launch of her first novel, Silverwood.   Which {BRAG ALERT!} I currently hold in my very own talons. I’m taking a break from #Spotlight this week to finish reading so I can drive Betsy mad with questions.        

WALL OF FLAME: Starting TODAY, writers can begin claiming eligibility for a MARCH badge. Remember: prizes at calendar year’s end from among those with the most badges in 2015! Details and the names of our fabulous Ring of Fire badge holders here.

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DC2Judging today is Dragon Team Three, which means it’s our way-too-innocent-looking dragon captains Eric Martell & Carolos Orozco. These guys beg you for unpredictable stories, unforgettable characters, and properly placed commas. Which, frankly, I find rather nervy for two captains who’ve spent the last few weeks napping beneath igneous rocks; but then, they’re dragon captains and I suppose one oughtn’t be surprised.      

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Awards Ceremony: Results will post Monday. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner post Thursdays.  

Now, take aim and write!

* Word count: Write a 200-word story (10-word leeway on either side) based on the photo prompt.

HowPost 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.

AND HERE IS YOUR TWO-PART PROMPT:

(1) Required story element (this week: setting. The below setting must play a central role in your story–HINT: “central role” does not mean “vague reference” to.):

parkinglot

 

(2) Photo prompt to incorporate:

 

Night Archer. CC2.0 photo by Tanakawho.

Night Archer. CC2.0 photo by Tanakawho.