The #FridayFlash Report – Vol3. #11

There were 55 stories this week, including 3 debuts. Please welcome Kieran MacIntosh, Kate Boardman, and Mish to the Friday Flash community. If you posted a flash this Friday and it is not included here be sure to add it to the Collector so people can find it next week.

Don’t forget to check out the Facebook pets gallery to see some of your favorite writer’s furry friends. Then be sure to post your pet story to the Writer’s Group Contest Page before August COB 31st. (COB is another one of those crazy acronyms I’m so fond of – Close of Business, i.e., midnight Aug 31/Sept 1). Yes, you have to post it to the Group to win, place or show since the whole point is to get folks used to using Groups here. Aha! The ulterior motives have been revealed. So humor me, and everyone else for that matter. Or scare our pants off, or make us cry. Your choice.

Be sure to check out Estrella’s News Flash tomorrow. Keep writing. Keep reading. Keep having fun.

The Stories

“I’m Not Dead” Roared Lugh by Magaly Guerrero @PaganCulture ~ Paranormal ~

A Hospital Bed by brainhaze @brainhazewp ~ Slice of Life ~

A Storm by Hannah Hatch @cookme25 ~ Slice of Life ~

A waste of pain by Steve Green @n/a ~ Unspecified ~

An interview with an alien by Jess Shanahan @jetlbomb ~ Science Fiction ~

Because You Want It by Rachel Carter @rachcarter ~ Experimental ~

By the Light of the Moon by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer ~ Unspecified ~

Clouds like Murder (Godstorm pt.1) by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Fantasy ~

Dear Child by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Horror ~

Diner by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Slice of Life ~

Fade to Black by Danielle La Paglia @Dannigrrl5 ~ Horror ~

Falling in Love by Beverly @Bevimus ~ Unspecified ~

Gerrod the Goatherd by PC Wheeler @pc_wheeler ~ Fantasy ~

God’s Holy Fire by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Science Fiction ~

Goiter Ghost by Carrie Clevenger @carrieclevenger ~ Humor ~

Hel’s Own Hound by Angie C. @techtigger ~ Fantasy ~

Her Royal Highness by Melissa L. Webb @melissalwebb ~ Unspecified ~

Hidden by beckah @skiandboots ~ Crime ~

Homesick by Aaron Conaway @M_Gideon ~ Magical Realism ~

iRapture by Jason Sullivan @jas_chronicles ~ Unspecified ~

Just Ask Me by Kieran MacIntosh @kieranmacintosh ~ Slice of Life ~ Debut

Logic and Ethics by Anke Wehner @Anke ~ Science Fiction ~

Loose Characters by Sonia Lal @soniawrite ~ Paranormal ~

Love on the Fly by Sue Mydliak @suemidlock ~ Paranormal ~

Movements by Thom Gabrukiewicz @tgabrukiewicz ~ Unspecified ~

My Dream Horse by Stephen Hewitt @ThoughtMonkeyZ ~ Magical Realism ~ Debut()


On Frying Pans and Fires by Paul Servini @none ~ Slice of Life ~

On Swift Wings by Kari Fay @morganafiolett ~ Paranormal ~

On the Georgia Road by FARfetched @FARfetched58 ~ Science Fiction ~

On Top of the Mountain by Denise Covey @pichetsinparis ~ Adventure ~

Ornament by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick ~ Literary ~

Pray It Away by W. J. Howard @by_wjhoward ~ Horror ~

Rupert’s Revenge by James Tallett @thefourpartland ~ Fantasy ~

Slipped Away by Kate Boardman @coffeewithkate ~ Slice of Life ~ Debut

Sometimes They Do by Deirdre M. Murphy @wyld_dandelyon ~ Horror ~

Story Forge by Aidan Fritz @AidanFritz ~ Fantasy ~

Survivor by Coral Moore @coralm ~ Horror ~

Talking to Rose by Stephen Book @StephenBook ~ Cross Genre ~

The Clock by Lara Dunning @LaraDunning ~ Magical Realism ~

The Doctor’s Wife by Annie O’Connor @akimoku ~ Science Fiction ~

The Far Side of the Sun by D. Paul Angel @D_PaulAngel ~ Science Fiction ~

The Green Door by Chuck Allen @chuckallen ~ Slice of Life ~

The Key by Helen A. Howell @Helenscribbles ~ Horror ~

The Last Time by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause ~ Unspecified ~

The Model Family by Emma Newman @emapocalyptic ~ Slice of Life ~

The Neighbour by Sam Pennington @Samtales ~ Slice of Life ~

The Question by Chris Munroe @munsimunsi ~ Fantasy ~

The Swarm by Icy Sedgwick @icypop ~ Steampunk ~

The Trees by T.J. McIntyre @southernweirdo ~ Magical Realism ~

Three by Rebecca Emin @RebeccaEmin ~ Slice of Life ~

Watch The Stars by Mish @luvlymish ~ Paranormal ~ Debut

When Wrestling Was Fake (But We Didn’t Care) by W.G. Cambron @WG_Cambron ~ Slice of Life ~

Where do tigers go when they retire? by Craig Smith @craigwfwmith ~ Humor ~

Whiskey Voice by Karen Schindler @karenfrommentor ~ Science Fiction ~

The wrap

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JM Strother (98 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 lives with his two daughters, and a Beagle affectionately known as Psycho-pup. Jon blogs at Mad Utopia.