The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 3 Number 30

We had 43 stories this week, a very good showing considering the hectic pace this time of year. Thank you all for participating. Unless I messed up, there were no debuts this week. If I’m wrong, point it out to me and I’ll fix the oversight. If your story is not in this listing please visit the Collector and add the details and we’ll get it in next week’s listing.

Holidays have a way of messing with my head in terms of keeping days of the week straight, so this is coming out on Tuesday morning. I may have thought it was Monday morning, but the rest of the world doesn’t agree. So if you get two posts today, the Report and News Flash, it’s my fault. Have a very wonderful Monday, even if you had it yesterday.

The Stories

A Christmas Ghost in the Old West by Icy Sedgwick @icypop ~ Western ~

A Little Less Conversation by Jack Holt @jackkholt ~ Humor ~

A New Image by Kari Fay @morganafiolett ~ Unspecified ~

Angels We Have Heard On High by J. M. Strother @jmstro ~ Slice of Life ~

Apocalypse by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Science Fiction ~

Arsenal Girls by Lisa Vooght @ficflash ~ Historical ~

Blue Christmas by Hannah Hatch @cookme25 ~ Slice of Life ~

Call and I will come by Helen A. Howell @Helenscribbles ~ Paranormal ~

Clear Present Danger by Nick Bryan @NickMB ~ Action ~

Dead, But Not Gone by John Pender @johnlpender ~ Unspecified ~

Fading by Melissa L. Webb @melissalwebb ~ Paranormal ~

Frost by Lara Dunning @LaraDunning ~ Magical Realism ~

GIFT by Quinn Smythwood @smythwood ~ Paranormal ~

Grave Light by Anke Wehner @Anke ~ Fantasy ~

Horrible Carol Singers by David D Sharp @aweeadventure ~ Humor ~

Its A Wonderful Life by AdamJKeeper @adamkeeper ~ Horror ~

Merry Christmas, Father Joseph by Jim Stephens @LaraDunning ~ Slice of Life ~

My Name Is Seeker by Judge Whisky @judgewhisky ~ Slice of Life ~

O Christmas Tree by Chuck Allen @chuckallen ~ Slice of Life ~

Projecting Fear by Richard Bon @LiminalFiction ~ Slice of Life ~

Round Robin by Justin Davies @flyingscribbler ~ Humor ~

Sanitarium by Christopher Munroe @munsimunsi ~ Horror ~

Santa Drops the Truth Bomb by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Humor ~

Santos Vs The Mermaid by Craig Smith @CraigWFSmith ~ Cross Genre ~

Secrets by JC Rosen @JCRosen ~ Slice of Life ~

Separation by Emma Newman @emapocalyptic ~ Magical Realism ~

Sweet Charity by Rachel Carter @rachcarter ~ Slice of Life ~

The Diamond Anvil by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Science Fiction ~

The Dorothy Delusion. Part 4. by John Xero @xeroverse ~ Thriller ~

The Great Santa Migrations by Aidan Fritz @AidanFritz ~ Fantasy ~

The happiest Christmas ever by Steve Green @n/a ~ Science Fiction ~

The Long Line by A.M. Harte @am_harte ~ Slice of Life ~

The Night Before Christmas by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer ~ Cross Genre ~

The Recruit by Jack Holt @jackkholt ~ Fantasy ~

The Rescue Deal by Tom Gillespie @tom_gillespie ~ Slice of Life ~

The Vagrant (Part 9) by Peter Newman @runpetewrite ~ Science Fiction ~

The Wizard’s Prophecy, Chapter 12 by JB Starre @JBStarre ~ Fantasy ~

Travelling in the Darkness by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Science Fiction ~

Undead Story by Carole Gill @carolelynngill ~ Horror ~

Vocation by Dave Cornford @david_the_c ~ Humor ~

Waiting, Hijab and Ramadan by Kathy Dittrich @katherkath ~ Slice of Life ~

When the Doors Opened Wide by T.J. McIntyre @southernweirdo ~ Horror ~

White Devil by Sonia Lal @soniawrite ~ Fantasy ~


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.