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Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 12

This wasn’t supposed to be this week’s photo. Oh, no. Something else entirely. But while flipping, so to speak, through various pages of photos, these three welders leapt off the page and would not leave me alone. You know how it goes. You walk out of the room to do something else, and there they are in front of you again, sparks flying, eyes staring  at you darkly through their goggles.  So ALL RIGHT, Peggy, Ruth, and Supervisor Lee! I yield. Tell me your stories!

In her final turn as a Quarter Two judge is Nillu Nasser Stelter. While I’m certain she’ll be happy to leap back into the regular Flash! Friday fray, her words & encouragement & tough cookieness will be missed on the judge’s bench. Thank you, Nillu, for your gracious and faithful service. (Don’t think this means she’s going to go easy on you today, however…) 

Awards Ceremony: Results post Sunday evenings. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner will post Wednesdays.  I (Rebekah) post my own stuff sometimes on Tuesdays or Thursdays “just for fun.” Today’s feast is potluck-style, by the way, so please grab that mystery box out of the fridge and pull up a chair. Here we go!   

Your turn!

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 unless instructed to do so, e.g. “include the words ‘fillet weld throat‘”):

Vendetta

***Today’s Prompt:

Gary Plant Tubular Steel Corporation.

Gary Plant Tubular Steel Corporation, 1943. Public domain photo.

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Flash! Friday # 18

This contest is now closed to entries–but is always open to comments/feedback.  Go crazy encouraging each other–your comments make a big difference! Thanks to everyone for coming out to play today. The decision by judge Anthony Marchese will be posted tomorrow (Saturday).

Welcome to #FlashFridayFic Round 18, oh my dears, and Happy Anniversary, Pocahontas–married 399 years ago today! (Got a hankering for contest rules?) We’ve been awfully grim these past few weeks, and I’m in the mood today for a spot of adventure. I’m thinking Jules Verne. Butch Cassidy. Indy Jones. Aliens. After all, who knows what (or who) lurks round these rocks! Round 18’s judgeroffity is provided by clever thespian and SVW member Anthony Marchese, who’s taking his first turn at bat today (make him work for it).

And now (wake up!) it’s contest time.

Word limit: 200-word story (10 words’ grace) based on the photo prompt.

* How: Post your story here in the comments. Include your word count (190 – 210 words, exclusive of title) and Twitter handle if you’ve got one.

* Deadline: 11:59pm ET tonight

Winners: will post tomorrow (Saturday)

Prize: A top-of-the-line e-trophy e-dragon e-badge, your own fancy pants winner’s page here at FF, a 60-second interview feature next Wednesday, and YOUR NAME SKY-WRITTEN ACROSS THE GLOBE (poetically 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/dragon baby naming guides.  And now for your prompt:

Captive Balloon

Photo courtesy of Hans Braxmeier

Flash! Friday # 16

This contest is now closed to entries, but is always open to comments/feedback. Thanks to everyone for coming out to play in such a dashingly noir and steampunk style. The decision by judge Dan Radmacher will be posted tomorrow (Saturday).

Welcome to Flash! Friday (#FlashFridayFic) Round 16, beloved would-be dragons and other draconian folk! (Need rules?) Today’s judgemanship is provided by valiant and ghostly SVW member Dan Radmacher (glad to have you back, O Brave One!).

Let’s get right to today’s contest and see what you’ve got! I’ll give you wide berth this week:

Word limit: 200 – 400 word story based on the photo prompt.

* How: Post your story here in the comments. Include your word count (200 – 400 words, exclusive of title) and Twitter handle if you’ve got one.

* Deadline: 11:59pm ET tonight

Winners: will post tomorrow (Saturday)

Prize: An unabashedly dragonish e-trophy badge, your own sassy winner’s page here at FF, a 60-second interview feature next Wednesday, and INTERGALACTIC PUBLICITY (or as close as we can get you to it). 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/dragon TV-watching preferences (freebie: favorite Twilight Zone episode is ‘To Serve Man”).  And now for your prompt:

Mechanic

Mechanic, public domain image.

And now: WRITE, oh my dears, WRITE!