The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 4 Number 1

June 2, 2012 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 61 stories in the Collector this week with 4 Debuts from 3 authors. Please welcome Gayle Beveridge, Ashley Taylor Anderson, and Xanto Jones to the community. The stories this week fall under 16 different genres, including one each in Action, Crime, Magical Realism, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, and Steampunk. What a wonderfully diverse community we have!

Did you notice that we’ve turned over a new leaf? Sort of. See the shiny new “Vol 4″ in the title of this post? That’s right. The #FridayFlash community is rolling splendiforously [that should be a word] into its fourth year. The genesis of the meme comprised just two stories in May 2009 by Kevin J. Mackey and J.M. Strother. Hundreds of authors, thousands of stories, and countless hours of entertainment later, we are a thriving community of writers and readers. Thanks to everyone who has participated.

While you’re here, make sure to read Fifty Shades of Good Writing from our newest FFDO Correspondent, Cathy Olliffe-Webster. You’ll be glad you did. And keep sharing your news with the community in our News Flash.

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

Within by John Xero ~ @xeroverse ~ Experimental

War Torn pt.1 (of 2): Guardian by John Xero ~ @xeroverse ~ Science Fiction ~ Serial

War Practises Diplomacy by Anke Wehner ~ @Anke ~ Fantasy

Voice of Hope by Kari Fay ~ @morganafiolett ~ Unspecified

Underwater, Overwater by Kevlin Henney ~ @KevlinHenney ~ Unspecified

Try One by Leonard White ~ @leonard_white ~ Literary

Timing Is Everything by Helen A.Howell ~ @Helenscribbles ~ Cross Genre

Through a Glass, part 1 by Aimee Marie Pavy ~ @aimee_frisco ~ Suspense

The Wizard’s Prophecy, Chapter 35 by JB Starre ~ @JBStarre ~ Fantasy ~ Serial

The Wizard’s Prophecy, Chapter 34 by JB Starre ~ @JBStarre ~ Fantasy ~ Serial

The Umbrella Stand by JM Strother ~ @jmstro ~ Suspense

The Nick Of Time (and other abrasions): Route d’abbaye- Hidden Track ‘Her Majesty’ by Al Bruno III ~ @albruno3 ~ Unspecified ~ Serial

The Fishwives by Icy Sedgwick ~ @icypop ~ Fantasy

The Fishermen by Fayne Riverdale ~ @FayneRiverdale ~ Fantasy

The Dark Side Of Laughter by Melissa L. Webb ~ @melissalwebb ~ Horror

Survival by Sarah Snell-Pym ~ @Saffy ~ Horror

Summer Pleasures by Annie ~ @AnnieEvett ~ Romance

Slipping into the Shadows by Denis Doran ~ Slice of Life

Secret War of the Birds by Larry Kollar ~ @FARfetched58 ~ Science Fiction

Robins in Spring by Monica Marier ~ @lil_monmon ~ Fantasy

Red herrings: listen within by Leigh Andrews ~ @Leigh_Andrews ~ Unspecified

Place by Katherine Hajer ~ @eyrea ~ Paranormal

Out Flew the Web by David Grigg ~ @thenarratorium ~ Science Fiction

On the rocks by Steve Green ~ Unspecified

Mr. Jackson’s Money by Christopher Munroe ~ @munsimunsi ~ Crime

Mitch and Max #2 by Xanto Jones ~ @Xanderiah ~ Slice of Life ~ Serial ~ Debut

Mitch and Max by Xanto Jones ~ @Xanderiah ~ Slice of Life ~ Serial ~ Debut

Mime by Ashley Taylor Anderson ~ @asheklund ~ Magical Realism ~ Debut

‘Magpie’s Nest’ by Justin N Davies ~ @flyingscribbler ~ Humor

Love Like Lightning by John Wiswell ~ @Wiswell ~ Fantasy

Like Totally by Charlotte Comley ~ @CharlotteC42 ~ Slice of Life

King Cadaver by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith ~ @mazzz_in_Leeds ~ Horror

King by Sylvia van Bruggen ~ @sylviavbruggen ~ Fantasy

In the Shadow Of the Valley Of Whales by Lisa Vooght ~ @ficflash ~ Mystery

Human Consumption by Natalie Bowers ~ @nembow ~ Unspecified

How it begun by Nadine Maritz ~ @roguesavamp ~ Horror ~ Serial

His Illiterate Etchings by ChrisWhiteWrites ~ @chriswhitewrite ~ Science Fiction

Hidden Dragon by Angie C. ~ @techtigger ~ Fantasy ~ Serial

Hard Shoulder by Alison Wells ~ @alisonwells ~ Slice of Life

Halaefea’s Bones by Anke Wehner ~ @Anke ~ Fantasy

Guest #FridayFlash: Tony Noland Is A Son Of A Bitch by Tony Noland ~ @TonyNoland ~ Humor

Guest #FridayFlash: Searching For Love by Peggy McFarland ~ @peggywriter ~ Cross Genre

Goddesses on Contraception by Magaly Guerrero ~ @PaganCulture ~ Unspecified

Fish Stories by Aidan Fritz ~ @AidanFritz ~ Unspecified

Estate Planning for the Undead, Part 1 [of 3] – Zombies by Tim VanSant ~ @TimVanSant ~ Humor ~ Serial

Enchanted by Deanna Schrayer ~ @deannaschrayer ~ Cross Genre

Dust Rider Born by Sonia Lal ~ @soniawrite ~ Unspecified ~ Serial

Dismissed by Peter Newman ~ @runpetewrite ~ Unspecified

Déjà by Chance ~ @Chance4321 ~ Steampunk ~ Serial

Dandy in the Underworld, Part 4 – The Experiment by Elizabeth Myrddin ~ @emyrdd ~ Cross Genre ~ Serial

Cake by Jack Holt ~ @jackkholta> ~ Action

Bus Stop by Rebecca Emin ~ @RebeccaEmin ~ Slice of Life

Bunt by Stewart Harding ~ @stukulele ~ Slice of Life

Boots by Rachel Blackbirdsong ~ @RBlackbirdsong ~ Literary

Artistic Expression by Jeffrey Hollar ~ @klingorengi ~ Horror

An Unfortunate Circumstance by Gayle Beveridge ~ @GayleBeveridge ~ Literary ~ Debut

An Old Dog’s Trick by Jeffrey Hollar ~ @klingorengi ~ Slice of Life

Ali Baba’s Dream by Brinda Banerjee ~ @modscheherzade ~ Fantasy

A Series Of False Endings by Marc Nash ~ @21stCscribe ~ Experimental

A Pirate’s Life by Erika Napier ~ @AMJuiceNSerials ~ Fantasy

A Bird Fossil Made Out Of Rubbish by Craig Smith ~ @CraigWFSmith ~ Experimental

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