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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.):

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(2) Photo prompt to incorporate:

 

Night Archer. CC2.0 photo by Tanakawho.

Night Archer. CC2.0 photo by Tanakawho.