The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 3 Number 48

April 28, 2012 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 58 stories in the Collector this week with 2 Debuts. Please welcome Fayne Riverdale and Wakefield Mahon to the community. The stories this week fall under 15 different genres, including one each in Crime, Experimental, Historical, Literary, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Romance, and Suspense. What a wonderfully diverse community we have!

We have only three stories this week with an unspecified genre. I know how difficult it can be sometimes to decide what genre fits a story best. Many of us don’t think about genre when we write — it’s more of a marketing term than a writing term — and I confess I’ve entered stories as unspecified a time or two. But genre is something that may draw readers to your work. And we all want to draw in more readers, don’t we? Unspecified will remain a choice, but we hope you’ll consider whether your story might be better served if you specify a genre.

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

A Father’s Love by Chris Munroe ~ @munsimunsi ~ Horror

A Latte, A Biscotti, and a Miracle by Tony Noland ~ @TonyNoland ~ Slice of Life

A Snowball of Terror by Brainhaze ~ @brainhazewp ~ Slice of Life

A Theory Too Far – episode 9 by Dan Waters ~ @Maulus ~ Mystery ~ Serial

Betrayal Births Moirai by Annie Evett ~ @annieevett ~ Romance

‘Bloody Kids’ by Natalie Wood ~ @natalieiwood ~ Cross Genre

Brush with Death… and his Friends by Clive Martyn ~ @clivem ~ Urban Fantasy

Can you see me now? by Tom Gillespie ~ @tom_gillespie ~ Humor

Destination Unknown by Melissa L. Webb ~ @melissalwebb ~ Paranormal

Dr. Mom by Rob Smales ~ @RobSmales ~ Horror

Dust Devil by Sonia Lal ~ @soniawrite ~ Unspecified

Escape by Larry Kollar ~ @FARfetched58 ~ Magical Realism

Essies by Aidan Fritz ~ @AidanFritz ~ Science Fiction

Fairytale by John Xero ~ @xeroverse ~ Urban Fantasy

Finally by Danielle La Paglia ~ @Dannigrrl5 ~ Slice of Life

Have Gun Will Travel by Jason Banks ~ @JG_Banks ~ Unspecified ~ Serial

‘Hideous Laughter’ by Natalie Wood ~ @natalieiwood ~ Cross Genre

How to Know When You’re a Hypochondriac by Alex Carrick ~ @Alex_Carrick ~ Humor

In the Shadow of the Temple by T.J. McIntyre ~ @southernweirdo ~ Fantasy

Indigo Priest by Cindy Vaskova ~ @Raptamei ~ Unspecified

Just Aphasia Going Through by Marc Nash ~ @21stCscribe ~ Experimental

Kidnapping of Scheherzade by Brinda Banerjee ~ @modscheherzade ~ Literary

Killing fields by Steve Green ~ Horror

Laila by Magaly Guerrero ~ @PaganCulture ~ Paranormal

Lest We Forget by ChrisWhiteWrites ~ @chriswhitewrite ~ Historical

Madie: Of Dreams and Meetings by Marsha Loftis ~ @marshaloftis ~ Urban Fantasy ~ Serial

Monkey Tree by Fayne Riverdale ~ @FayneRiverdale ~ Cross Genre ~ Debut

Mutual Friend by Stewart Harding ~ @stukulele ~ Suspense

Object Lessons by Jeffrey Hollar ~ @klingorengi ~ Horror

One Night In 2003 by Richard Bon ~ @LiminalFiction ~ Slice of Life

‘On Will’s Birthday’ by Natalie Wood ~ @natalieiwood ~ Cross Genre

Picnic Time by Jeffrey Hollar ~ @klingorengi ~ Horror

Reaching for the Moon Redux by John Wiswell ~ @wiswell ~ Humor

Riding Fence by Jeffrey Hollar ~ @klingorengi ~ Science Fiction

Seeing the Light by Icy Sedgwick ~ @icypop ~ Paranormal

Smores by Leonard White ~ @leonard_white ~ Horror

So lucky by Leigh Andrews ~ @Leigh_Andrews ~ Non-Fiction

Speed by Katherine Hajer ~ @eyrea ~ Crime

The Carpet Situation by Andy Hollandbeck ~ @4ndyman ~ Slice of Life

The First Night of Spring by Drew Payne ~ @drew_london ~ Fantasy

The Legend of Baggy Pants by Wakefield Mahon ~ @WakefieldMahon ~ Humor ~ Debut

The Little People by Leonard White ~ @leonard_white ~ Fantasy

The Mermaid and the Oil Baron by Craig Smith ~ @CraigWFSmith ~ Fantasy ~ Serial

The Necessary Witness (Part 2) by Emma Newman ~ @emapocalyptic ~ Magical Realism ~ Narrated

The Nick Of Time (and other abrasions): Route d’abbaye Track Twelve- Polythene Pam by Al Bruno III ~ @albruno3 ~ Fantasy ~ Serial

The Perfect Getaway by Jack Holt ~ @jackkholt ~ Science Fiction

The Qomolangma Monorail by Tim VanSant ~ @TimVanSant ~ Humor

The Two Little Boys by Timothy Collard ~ Horror

The Unexpected Consequences of Inflation by Natalie Bowers ~ @nembow ~ Cross Genre

The Vagrant (part 26) by Peter Newman ~ @runpetewrite ~ Science Fiction ~ Serial

Tracing Time by Denis Doran ~ Slice of Life

Vagrancy by Nick Bryan ~ @NickMB ~ Humor

Vision by Helen A. Howell ~ @Helenscribbles ~ Fantasy ~ Narrated

Watersdeep’s Edge by Shan Jeniah Burton ~ @Shan Jeniah ~ Fantasy

Weaving Lost Notes by Annie ~ @AnnieEvett ~ Magical Realism

When Jack Danced For The Dragon by Kari Fay ~ @morganafiolett ~ Fantasy

Xavie by Lisa McCourt Hollar ~ @jezri1 ~ Horror

Zugzwang by John Xero ~ @xeroverse ~ Science Fiction

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