The #FridayFlash Report – Vol2. #43

March 26, 2011 in Community News, Dot Org, FridayFlash Report by JM Strother

Genre Word CloudWe had 54 stories this week with 2 debuts. Please welcome Zachary Tringali and Luke Raftl to the ranks of Friday Flash. Drop by, read their debut stories and leave a comment when  you have a moment. Special thanks to Susan, my technical guru, who closed out all the entries in the collector this week. I hope you like the new home of Friday Flash and feel comfortable kicking around the joint. We’ve built this place for you, the Friday Flash community. Look for new features here over time as FFDO develops into a true community resource.

As always, if your stories are not in the list visit the Collector (which is still in the same place at least for now) and they will be added either later this weekend or in next week’s listing. Keep on flashing.

The Stories

Yuri’s Butterflies by Aidan Fritz @AidanFritz ~ Fantasy

When the Room Stops Spinning by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Horror

When Harry Met Callie by Absolutely*Kate & Harry B. Sanderford @HBSanderford ~ Fantasy

Weekly Ritual by James Tallett @thefourpartland ~ Unspecified

Weathering the Storm by Laura Cummins @jacsmom ~ Slice of Life

Trouble by Sylvia van Bruggen @sylviavbruggen ~ Science Fiction

THERE’S NO LIZ LIKE SHOW LIZ LIKE NO LIZ I KNOW by Absolutely*Kate @AbsolutelyKate ~ Slice of Life

THE RAT PACK INTERVIEWS ROBERT J RANDISI by Absolutely*Kate @AbsolutelyKate ~ Crime

The Old Jensen Place by Stephen Hewitt @ThoughtMonkeyZ ~ Magical Realism

The Mythical Creatures Employment Exchange. Chapter 17 by Justin Davies @flyingscribbler ~ Humor

THE LOCAL HEROES: Single Celled Vigilante by Al Bruno III @albruno3 ~ Adventure

The Littlest Key by D. Paul Angel @D_PaulAngel ~ Literary

The Last Road by Angela Perry @angelaperry ~ Fantasy

The Fall Queen by Melissa L. Webb @melissalwebb ~ Paranormal

The Duel by Icy Sedgwick @icypop ~ Paranormal

The Dragon Lady by Stephen Book @StephenBook ~Unspecified

The Diary of an Unexpected Zombie Part 2 by David Robinson @DW96 ~ Humor

The Angel Express by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause ~ Fantasy

Rocking at the Edge of the World by Deirdre M. Murphy @wyld_dandelyon ~ Science Fiction

Riverside by J. M. Strother @jmstro ~ Slice of Life

Race by Carrie Clevenger @carrieclevenger ~ Thriller

Puppet by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Unspecified

Prayers by Anke Wehner @Anke ~Unspecified

On the River Side by Mari Juniper @marirandomities ~ Slice of Life

Obviously Not Dead by Zaiure @zaiure ~ Fantasy

Not a Succubus by Matt Merritt @1block ~ Magical Realism

Never Been So Blue by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Humor

Murder between the Stars by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Science Fiction

Mal. by Luke Raftl @allyourstarsout ~ Literary ~ Debut

Loose Change by GP Ching @gpching ~ Unspecified

ITCHY!!! by Michelle Dennis Evans @michelledevans ~ Unspecified

I am Europa by Amalia Dillin @AmaliaTd ~ Slice of Life

How to write a novel on the themes of violence and family by Vincent Eaton @VincentEaton ~ Cross Genre

His Uncle’s Advice by Emma Newman @emapocalyptic ~ Slice of Life

Fragments of an Invisible Life by Clive Martyn @clivem ~ Slice of Life

Exactly What I Wanted by Coyote Southbridge @AntiSocBtrfly ~ Unspecified

Elsewhere by Alison Wells @alisonwells ~ Slice of Life

Duckish (part1) by Laurita Miller @lauritamiller ~ Cross Genre

Dinner for One by Zachary Tringali @trinza ~ Fantasy ~ Debut

Dani by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer ~ Literary

Cross Your Heart by Mandy James @akjames61 ~ Horror

Colours by Rebecca Emin @RebeccaEmin ~ Unspecified

Cold Storage by Michael J. Solender @mjsolender ~ Crime ~

Cinderaptor: A Dinosaur Fairytale by Monica Marier @lil_monmon ~ Humor

Camouflage by Adam Byatt @revhappiness ~ Slice of Life

Bloggin’ Brimstone: SEASON 2 by Jason Coggins @JaseCoggins ~ Cross Genre

Birthday Presence by Nick Bryan @NickMB ~ Slice of Life

Beware Of The Goldfish by Kari Fay @morganafiolett ~ Magical Realism

Are We Nearly There? by Lisamarie Lamb @lisamarie20010 ~ Slice of Life

Answers Part 1 by Sam Adamson @FutureNostalgic ~ Horror

Accidental Sorcerers 1 (Other Kinds of Magic) by FARfetched @FARfetched58 ~ Fantasy

A Time To Gather Stones by Danielle La Paglia @Dannigrrl5 ~ Slice of Life

A short detour by Steve Green @n/a ~ Unspecified

3 Bindle Stiffs by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Humor

In the News

Michael J. Solender, editor of On the Wing, is looking for submissions. On the Wing needs essays, opinions, and perspectives on a wide variety of political issues from diverse viewpoints. If there is a nonficiton streak running through you drop by and read the submission guidelines. As Michael says, “You know you have a rant in you – sound off!” On the Wing is also looking for artwork.

As you probably noticed Friday Flash has a new home here at Friday Flash Dot Org. Be sure to look for the weekly wrap right here. Things are going well so far – we’re adding staff and getting organized. The vision for FFDO (rememeber, I work for the Government, so acromyms are almost mandatory) is for it to become Web Central Station for all things Friday Falsh (except, of course, your stories on your blogs). We are still in the early days, but the goal is it host several free member services to assist you on your journey as a writer. Look for some explanatory posts in the days ahead.

The wrap

Thanks to all our readers. We love you. And please, if you enjoy a story leave comments when you visit. Writers love feedback almost as much as chocolate. Maybe more! Then go tell your friends to read it too. Help these writers grow.

You can subscribe to the #fridayflash hashtag (external link) on Twitter every week for more great flash fiction.

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~jon

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JM Strother (83 Posts)

Founder of the #fridayflash meme and of Friday Flash Dot Org

Jon M. Strother is a writer of fact, fiction, and bad poetry. His passion is fiction, though creative nonfiction and an occasional how-to will creep in now and then. He has written several novels and novellas, so far unpublished, many published flash fiction pieces, and created #fridayflash.

Jon lives in an inner suburb of St. Louis and enjoys cycling, gardening, and wasting far too much time playing Civilization III. Hey, we all have vices. He's got a wife and kids, and a Beagle affectionately known as Psycho-pup. Jon blogs at Mad Utopia.