The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 3 Numbers 17 & 18

We have a double dose of stories to report this week, with 94 stories total, including four debuts. Please welcome Benjamin J Newland, Peter Newman, LadyJai, John Ross Barnes to the Friday Flash community. Welcome aboard, all.

I missed doing a wrap up last week, so this listing reflects two weeks worth of stories. And even this is a little late because I spent the weekend at Archon, the St. Louis science fiction convention. I got to hawk FridayFlash a couple of times, so maybe we’ll pick up a few more readers and/or participants from it. At any rate I had a blast and will share some of what I came away with in the near future.

If your story is not in the listing please be sure to visit the Collector and add the details. We’ll make sure it’s in next week’s report. Don’t forget we have a great Halloween writing contest coming up. Start researching those horror movie titles now. You can’t just expect them to come flying in though the rear window now, can you?

Thank you for participating. It is an honor to be associated with you all. ~jon

p.s. Look for some news about BOFF 2 soon. ~jon

The Stories

Apocalypse Jones And The Race Against Time – Epilogue by Al Bruno III @albruno3 ~ Adventure ~

#FollowFriday by Christopher Munroe @munsimunsi ~ Experimental ~

A Change by Icy Sedgwick @icypop ~ Literary ~

A Hiding Place by Brainhaze @Brainhazewp ~ Slice of Life ~

A Life of Freedom by Lara Dunning @LaraDunning ~ Historical ~

A New World by Chris Gladis @mshades01 ~ Fantasy ~

A Tough Job by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Humor ~

Across Tables by Z. J. Woods @_zjw ~ Experimental ~

Ashes and Embers by Emilia Quill @Emilia_Quill ~ Fantasy ~

Averly by N Michael Hawe @nmichaelhawe ~ Fantasy ~

Bear Necessities by Craig Smith @CraigWFSmith ~ Science Fiction ~

Beartrap by Steve Green @n/a ~ Unspecified ~

Being Relevant by Stephen Book @StephenBook ~ Slice of Life ~

Besieged by Benjamin J Newland @newbenland ~ Steampunk ~ Debut

Black and white with red all over… by Karen Schindler @karenfrommentor ~ Humor ~

Block Wars by Craig Smith @CraigWFSmith ~ Fantasy ~

Blue Moon Rising by Denise Covey @pichetsinparis ~ Romance ~

Cave Painting by Ryan Hill @iamryanhill ~ Humor ~

CHA CHA CHA ZIEGFELD GOIL by Absolutely*Kate @AbsolutelyKate ~ Slice of Life ~

Cleave by Alison Wells @alisonwells ~ Slice of Life ~

Colonial Outpost by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Science Fiction ~

Corpus Cristi by Carole Gill @carolelynngill ~ Historical ~

Curiosity by Lara Dunning @LaraDunning ~ Fantasy ~

Cusp by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Slice of Life ~

Dead Reckoning by Carole Gill @carolelynngill ~ Horror ~

Dear God by Sonia Lal @soniawrite ~ Fantasy ~

Death’s Bastard by W. J. Howard @by_wjhoward ~ Horror ~

Escape Trajectory by David D Sharp @aweeadventure ~ Science Fiction ~

Eulogy for Sunny by Donald Conrad @NoddlaNocdar ~ Slice of Life ~

Feud by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Humor ~

Fifteen Feathers pt. 1 by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Paranormal ~

For Whom the Die Rolls by David D Sharp @aweeadventure ~ Humor ~

Forgotten Memories by John Pender @johnlpender ~ Slice of Life ~

Haven by Melissa L. Webb @melissalwebb ~ Horror ~

Hope by James Tallett @thefourpartland ~ Unspecified ~

How My Parents Met by Mike Robertson @miker_lazlo ~ Romance ~

Ink Tears by Harry Tennison @Harry_Tennison ~ Experimental ~

It by Richard Bon @LiminalFiction ~ Experimental ~

Jeremy Hunted 5: Sanguine by Monica Marier @lil_monmon ~ Paranormal ~

Koa Challenge by Aidan Fritz @AidanFritz ~ Fantasy ~

Last Cat on Earth, The by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Science Fiction ~

Last Hope by T.J. McIntyre @southernweirdo ~ Magical Realism ~

Lisa@******* by Stephen Hewitt @ThoughtMonkeyZ ~ Magical Realism ~

Loose Ends by Peter Newman @runpetewrite ~ Cross Genre ~ Debut

Love Lies Bleeding by Angie C. @techtigger ~ Fantasy ~

Metal { a dystopian idea } by Jenny @intothemornrds ~ Science Fiction ~

Mind Noise by Helen A. Howell @Helenscribbles ~ Cross Genre ~

Minions by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Humor ~

Mourning Icarus by Lisa Vooght @ficflash ~ Unspecified ~

Night Shade by LadyJai (Jamie Dement) @I_Am_LadyJai ~ Paranormal ~

Off the Cub by FARfetched @FARfetched58 ~ Fantasy ~

On The Boil by Helen A. Howell @Helenscribbles ~ Slice of Life ~

Orbital by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Science Fiction ~

Palimpsest by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Suspense ~

Poesy at the Beach by Z. J. Woods @_zjw ~ Science Fiction ~

Psycho Imago by LadyJai @I_Am_LadyJai ~ Horror ~ Debut

Road to Nowhere by W. J. Howard @by_wjhoward ~ Horror ~

Roly-Poly Invasion Uncovers a Case by katirra @katirra ~ Fantasy ~

Sacred Geometry, Part 6 by David Garrett @carpedavid ~ Horror ~

Sky Divers by Kevlin Henney @KevlinHenney ~ Slice of Life ~

Spying on the Dead by T.K. Millin @tkmillin ~ Horror ~

Star Light, Star Bright by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Humor ~

Sub Two by Bill Dowis @billdowis ~ Unspecified ~

Sucky Night by Susan Helene Gottfried @WestofMars ~ Slice of Life ~

Summoned by Chris Gladis @mshades01 ~ Science Fiction ~

Swamp Monster by Splintered Lands @DeepwoodPub ~ Fantasy ~

synchronicity miasma lacuna oscitate imago by Sonia Lal @soniawrite ~ Fantasy ~

Taking It On The Chins by Nick Bryan @NickMB ~ Humor ~

Technical Difficulties by Andy Hollandbeck @4ndyman ~ Science Fiction ~

The Accident by Mike Robertson @miker_lazlo ~ Slice of Life ~

The Agency by Icy Sedgwick @icypop ~ Horror ~

The best thing I can do by Steve Green @n/a ~ Unspecified ~

The Big Handshake by Nick Bryan @NickMB ~ Slice of Life ~

The Death He Expected by Paul D. Dail @PaulDail ~ Horror ~

The Forgotten by Melissa L. Webb @melissalwebb ~ Paranormal ~

The Hilltop, Sandstone, and… by BarnestormJohn(John Ross Barnes) @barnestormjohn ~ Unspecified ~ Debut

The Imago Mirror by Lisamarie Lamb @lisamarie20010 ~ Cross Genre ~

The King by Kari Fay @morganafiolett ~ Unspecified ~

The Last Post by Pete Domican @PeteDomican ~ Slice of Life ~

The Music Box by Lara Dunning @LaraDunning ~ Paranormal ~

The Seventh by Jenny @intothemornrds ~ Horror ~

The Stain by Monica Marier @lil_monmon ~ Humor ~

The Storm by Danielle La Paglia @Dannigrrl5 ~ Slice of Life ~

The Things, Part 10 by John Pender @johnlpender ~ Horror ~

The Trial of Munsi by Christopher Munroe @munsimunsi ~ Humor ~

The Two Dragons by Emilia Quill @Emilia_Quill ~ Fantasy ~

Unknown by Beckah @skiandboots ~ Crime ~

Untold Damage by Rachel Carter @rachcarter ~ Slice of Life ~

Verdant by Stephen Book @StephenBook ~ Unspecified ~

Warning Sign by Kari Fay @morganafiolett ~ Slice of Life ~

We Have Achieved Sentience by T. S. Bazelli @tsbazelli ~ Humor ~

When the River Horse Swallows the Moon by Lisa Vooght @ficflash ~ Unspecified ~

White Wedding by Virginia Moffatt @VirginiaMoffatt ~ Unspecified ~

Written On The Skin by Marc Nash @21stCscribe ~ Literary ~


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.