We had 64 stories this week including 2 debuts. Please drop in on Beverly Fox and Jamie Hahn to read and comment on their stories. If your story is not in the listing please visit the Collector and add the details. Then drop me a line to let me know and I’ll add it to the listing.
We have only one news item this week and it is a very special one. Please take the time to read it. Thanks. ~jon
The Mythical Creatures Employment Exchange. Chapter 7 by Justin Davies @flyingscribbler ~ Humor ~
The Nick Of Time (and other abrasions): Come Together by Al Bruno III @albruno3 ~ Paranormal ~
The UCF Stories #33: Of Draigs And Gnomish Builders by Sam Adamson @FutureNostalgic ~ Fantasy ~
In the News
Veteran Friday Flashers Trevor Belshaw and Jodi Cleghorn have joined forces for a good cause. They are spearheading a new charity anthology, 100 Stories for Queensland. One cannot help but to have heard the news of all the terrible flooding going in in Australia. So in the same fine tradition of 100 Stories for Haiti, and 50 Stories for Pakistan they have called for writers world wide to step up to help their fellow man by contributing a story to the cause. Visit the website for the official guidelines. Something of particular interest to the Friday Flash community (besides Trevor and Jodi’s involvement) is that stories previously posted to personal blogs are eligible. That’s right, you favorite old Friday Flash could be seen in a print anthology.
According to the press release, “Stories of 500 – 1000 words in all genres and for all age groups are welcome, and can be electronically lodged at Submishmash. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 28th January. The book is due for release late February/early March. 100% of profits will be donated to the Qld Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.” Read the full press release here.
I’d like to take my hat off to Trevor for cooking up this fine idea and to Jodi and Trevor for running with it. I’m so proud to be associated with the two of you. Good luck on this project and much success.
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