The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 3 Number 37

We had 51 stories in the Collector this week with 4 Debuts. Please welcome Alexandra Malmberg, Dan Waters, Paris Franz, and Enrique Garcia to the community. With the new options on the Collector we have 9 stories marked as being part of a series and 2 that have audio narration. The stories this week fall under 14 different genres including one each in Action, Cross Genre, Romance, Suspense, and Thriller. What a wonderfully diverse community we have!

Do you know a quick way to tell what genres are hot each week? I make that Wordle graphic at the beginning of the Report based on the stories in the Collector each week. Each genre is weighted based on how many times it was selected and those appear larger in the resulting image. So a glance at this week’s Wordle tells us that most of the stories are Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Slice of Life. Did you know you can make your own Wordle images for free at

As always, if your story is not in the listing below please go to the Collector and add the details. It will be in next week’s listing. ~Tim

The Stories

Your heart belongs to me. by Helen A. Howell ~ @Helenscribbles ~ Horror ~ Narrated

Wrinkled Rockers by Joshua Londero ~ @judgewhisky ~ Experimental

Therapy for a Spell by JC Rosen ~ @JCRosen ~ Paranormal

The Wizard’s Prophecy, Chapter 19 by JB Starre ~ @JBStarre ~ Fantasy ~ Serial

The Wave by Virginia Moffatt ~ @VirginiaMoffatt ~ Unspecified

The Void by ChrisWhiteWrites ~ @Chriswhitewrite ~ Magical Realism

The Violin by Enrique Garcia ~ @engarpresence ~ Horror ~ Debut

The Vagrant (Part 16) by Peter Newman ~ @runpetewrite ~ Science Fiction ~ Serial

The Offering by Sonia Lal ~ @soniawrite ~ Fantasy

The Nick Of Time (and other abrasions): Route d’abbaye Track Four ‘Oh! Darling’ by Al Bruno III ~ @albruno3 ~ Unspecified ~ Serial

The Machine by Rob Smales ~ @RobSmales ~ Horror

The Foot by Rachel Carter ~ @rachcarter ~ Science Fiction

The Dorothy Delusion. Part 11 (of 11). by John Xero ~ @xeroverse ~ Thriller ~ Serial

Ten Million Robots, One Heart by Tony Noland ~ @TonyNoland ~ Slice of Life

Sad Wednesday by Luke Wortley ~ @LukeWortley ~ Literary

Roadie Poet: Peach Guts by Susan Helene Gottfried ~ @WestofMars ~ Slice of Life ~ Serial

Ritual by D. Paul Angel ~ @D_PaulAngel ~ Humor

Ready Salted Failure by Nick Bryan ~ @NickMB ~ Slice of Life

Rain by Gail Aldwin ~ @gailaldwin ~ Romance ~ Serial

Rachel by Sylvia van Bruggen ~ @sylviavbruggen ~ Fantasy

Question Mark by Amy Lee Burgess ~ @nightcircle ~ Paranormal

One More Night by Carole Gill ~ @carolelynngill ~ Horror

Never Sample the Peddler’s Wares by Aaron Conaway ~ @M_Gideon ~ Fantasy

Neurosynaptic Spider by Aidan Fritz ~ @AidanFritz ~ Science Fiction

More than dreams (Part 1) by Steve Green ~ Science Fiction ~ Serial

Missing by Emma Newman ~ @emapocalyptic ~ Magical Realism ~ Narrated

Message From Beyond by T.K. Millin ~ @tkmillin ~ Science Fiction

Making Her by John Wiswell ~ @Wiswell ~ Experimental

It Happened One Night by Danielle La Paglia ~ @Dannigrrl5 ~ Humor

Homeland Security by Colin James ~ @crjames@ ~ Action

Her First Monet by Paris Franz ~ @Paris_Franz ~ Slice of Life ~ Debut

Godkiller by Kari Fay ~ @morganafiolett ~ Fantasy

Floorspaces by Fernando H. Stevens ~ @FernandoHSteven ~ Science Fiction

Five Minutes Alone by Carrie Clevenger ~ @carrieclevenger ~ Cross Genre

Fallout by Jack Holt ~ @jackkholt ~ Unspecified

Fairy Godparents by Anke Wehner ~ @Anke ~ Fantasy

Exercise by Chris Munroe ~ @munsimunsi ~ Humor

Even Demons Get The Blues by Sonya Clark ~ @sonyabclark ~ Paranormal

Drank by John Xero ~ @xeroverse ~ Magical Realism

Cy by Tim VanSant ~ @TimVanSant ~ Literary

Class Outing by Nerine Dorman ~ @nerinedorman ~ Fantasy

Candle Light by Dan Waters ~ Suspense ~ Debut

Bunraku for the warrior: Under the sakura tree by Cindy Vaskova ~ @Raptamei ~ Experimental

Blood for Blood by Anne Michaud ~ @annecmichaud ~ Unspecified ~ Serial

Blood Bank by Justin Davies ~ @flyingscribbler ~ Unspecified

Bedtime Story by Chris Morton ~ @chrris9 ~ Slice of Life

Anonymous by Icy Sedgwick ~ @icypop ~ Horror

An Existential Conversation: Tribute to Jorge Luis Borges by Luke Wortley ~ @LukeWortley ~ Literary

A Taste of Rainbow by Alexandra Malmberg ~ @quoting_mungo ~ Paranormal ~ Debut

A Game of Chess Pt. 4 – Castle the King by Angie C. ~ @techtigger ~ Fantasy ~ Serial

A Fight for Respect by Brainhaze ~ @brainhazewp ~ Slice of Life

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