We had another great week for #fridayflash with 68 stories in all, including four debut pieces. Please be sure to visit and welcome our new authors, Derrick Espadas, John McDonnell, Cyn, and Neil Shurley and make them feel at home. As always there is a good mix of genres so there is something here for every taste. If you posted a story as #fridayflash and don’t see it in the list just go to the Collector and add the details. I’ll add it to the listing. Thanks everyone for participating and a huge thank you to our readers. ~jon

The Stories

You Must Not Fall. You Must Remain Safe. by P.J. Kaiser @doublelattemama ~ Slice of Life ~

Where’s Ivan? by Derrick Espadas @azoverloadprick ~ Unspecified ~ Debut

Wake Your Cheatin’ Heart by Donald Conrad @NoddlaNocdar ~ Mystery/Thriller ~

Uncle Cal and the Car Loan by Barb Relyea @BRelyea ~ Slice of Life ~

Tran Siberian by Michael J. Solender @mjsolender ~ Literary ~

Ticket to Hell by David Masters @davidmasters ~ Humor ~

The Third One by Emma Newman @EmApocalyptic ~ Magical Realism ~

The Smut Peddler by Kat Del Rio @katdelrio ~ Unspecified ~

The Pigeons Of Wheaten Manor by Louise Dragon @WeezelWords ~ Horror/Suspense ~

The Muse by Heather Lloyd @heatherlloyd83 ~ Cross Genre ~

The Library by ganymeder @ganymeder ~ Science Fiction ~

The Jumper by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause ~ Unspecified ~

The Hunt, Part Two by Dan Faust @danfaust ~ Fantasy ~

THE ALBINO TWINS by Anthony Venutolo @bukowskisbaseme ~ Literary ~

Tammy Takes A Turn by Mark Champion @jmarkchampion ~ Slice of Life ~

Talk About Revolution by Leigh Barlow @LeighBarlow ~ Science Fiction ~

Surf’s Up by Laura Eno @LauraEno ~ Fantasy ~

Submission by Virginia Moffatt @VirginiaMoffatt ~ Unspecified ~

Star-crossed by Dana @ywgdana ~ Science Fiction ~

Something Phishy by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Humor ~

Slice of Life by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith @mazzz_in_Leeds ~ Unspecified ~

Ruby and the Moon: The Legend of Corgi-San by Kelly Lynn Thomas @kellylynnthomas ~ Unspecified ~

Roadkill by Dan Powell @danpowfiction ~ Literary ~

Revolution/Illusion by Christian Bell @christianbell37 ~ Unspecified ~

Parole Board by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Page 247 by A. M. Harte @am_harte ~ Slice of Life ~

One More Minute by Lauren Cude @NA ~ Slice of Life ~

Old World Were by Timothy P. Remp @TIm_Remp_writer ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Nothing But Bone by Jim Wisneski @wisneski ~ Horror/Suspense ~

No, I Cannot Talk by Melissa D. Johnston @melissa_djohnst ~ Unspecified ~

Nellie’s Web by Lily Mulholland @CascadeLily ~ Humor ~

Moments In Grace by Thom Gabrukiewicz @tgabrukiewicz ~ Unspecified ~

Lura by Jessica Rosen @jessrosenbooks ~ Science Fiction ~

Like a River by Mark Kerstetter @markerstetter ~ Slice of Life ~

Left Out In The Cold by Peggy McFarland @peggywriter ~ Unspecified ~

Knock Knock, Who’s There? by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer ~ Humor ~

Iowan Work Ethic by Anne Tyler Lord @AnneTylerLord ~ Slice of Life ~

In The Shadow Of The Cherry Blossom Trees by Clive Martyn @clivem ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Hard Knock Wife by Anton Gully @antongully ~ Unspecified ~

Gregor the Rat by Benjamin Solah @benjaminsolah ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Good Housekeeping? by Linda Simoni-Wastila @drwasy ~ Unspecified ~

Good Fences by Laurita Miller @lauritamiller ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Friday night dates by Estrella Azul @EstrellaAzul ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Following a Pattern by Jim Dempsey @jimdempsey ~ Unspecified ~

Feather Spent by Deirdre M. Murphy @wyld_dandelyon ~ Fantasy ~

Exodus to Genesis by Anthony Deaver @anthonydeaver ~ Fantasy ~

Evolution of Silverware by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Humor ~

Etwal by Kim Batchelor @Kim_Batchelor ~ Literary ~

Dragon Rider by Joyce @jolantru ~ Magical Realism ~

Deaf Jam by John McDonnell @McDonnellWrite ~ Humor ~ Debut

De-Terence by Marc Nash @ExisleMoll ~ Literary ~

Crayons For Algernon by Cyn @randomcyn ~ Literary ~ Debut

Chasing a Murderer into Polar Bear Country by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick ~ Humor ~

Burritos by Neil Shurley @thatneilguy ~ Humor ~ Debut

Breve by G.P. Ching @gpching ~ Slice of Life ~

Bo by Skycycler @skycycler ~ Literary ~

Blood Derby by Jodi Cleghorn @jodicleghorn ~ Cross Genre ~

Blockade by Marisa Birns @marisabirns ~ Unspecified ~

¡El Revolución! by Jared Branch @JaredsFiction ~ Mystery/Thriller ~

At the Intersection of Crow and Buckthorn by M. Patrick Mitchell @M_P_Mitchell ~ Humor ~

An Open Book by Angie C. @techtigger ~ Fantasy ~

An Isolated Incident by Leah Saylor-Abney @leahabney ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Always a Bridesmaid, Part 6 by Cecilia Dominic @RandomOenophile ~ Mystery/Thriller ~

All of Me by Carrie Clevenger @carrieclevenger ~ Science Fiction ~

A rose by any other name by Karen Schindler @karenfrommentor ~ Humor ~

A Matter of Perspective by Cathy Olliffe @Matthiasville ~ Unspecified ~

9885 by Christina Vincent @stina8753 ~ Humor ~

Tombs Of The Blonde Dead Part Five: The Nine Sisters by Al Bruno III @albruno3 ~ Horror/Suspense ~

The wrap

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~jon

 

Welcome to a late edition of The #fridayflash Report. I hope all our friends out on the the East Coast survived the latest onslaught of snow. I know several of you lost power, and were on high alert for polar bears. Remember, spring is on the way. Also remember, no matter how cute they look, never play with a polar bear. Also, congrats to the Canadian Olympic hockey team on the gold. A real nail bitter that, but a great game and well earned win. We’ll get you next time.

This week we had 78 stories reported in at the Collector, and as always a wide variety of genres and styles to choose from. We had four debuts. Please welcome Leah Saylor-Abney, Julie Jordan Scott, Jason Henry McCormick, and Lyn Thorne-Alder to the ranks of the #fridayflash. It’s always nice to see new people join in on the fun. As always, if I’ve missed your story in the report please visit the Collector and add the details. I’ll then update the list.

The Best of 2009 Friday Flash Anthology is moving forward, albeit a bit slower than I’d like. Authors have been notified of acceptances, some edits have gone back and forth. I hope to have all the stories out to editors within the next couple of days. It’s a slow process but rest assured progress is being made. I can’t give you a date yet, but I hope to have it out by the end of March, which technically is still the first quarter of 2010, which was my goal. Fingers crossed.

The Stories

A Change of Possibilities by Donald Conrad @NoddlaNocdar ~ Horror/Suspense ~

A TRUCK STOP BOY MEETS A TRUCK STOP GIRL by Anthony Venutolo @bukowskisbaseme ~ Literary ~

Absolution of an Abomination by Elizabeth Ditty @ditty1013 ~ Unspecified ~

Act Normal by Lily Mulholland @CascadeLily ~ Literary ~

Aftermath by Jared Branch @JaredsFiction ~ Horror/Suspense ~

All our tomorrows are gone by KjM @kevinjmackey ~ Slice of Life ~

Ana-Asef by Annie Evett @AnnieEvett ~ Science Fiction ~

Another Tuesday by CJ Hodges MacFarlane @h0jp0j ~ Slice of Life ~

At 4am by Virginia Moffatt @VirginiaMoffatt ~ Unspecified ~

Audience by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith @mazzz_in_Leeds ~ Slice of Life ~

Bad Poetry by Aaron Polson @aaronpolson ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Barrel Roll by Dan Powell @danpowfiction ~ Literary ~

Blue Veins by Melissa D. Johnston @melissa_djohnst ~ Slice of Life ~

Chapter 30 by P.J. Kaiser @doublelattemama ~ Humor ~

Cusp by Skycycler @skycycler ~ Literary ~

Deborah Dilemma by Jim Dempsey @jimdempsey ~ Humor ~

Digging For Australia by Marc Nash @ExisleMoll ~ Literary ~

Dishes by Amy Taylor @adastrapoetry ~ Slice of Life ~

Explorer by Jessica Rosen @jessrosenbooks ~ Science Fiction ~

Express Yourself by Leigh Barlow @LeighBarlow ~ Science Fiction ~

First Day – Stephanie by Michelle Dennis Evans @michelledevans ~ Slice of Life ~

Fresh Air by Cathy Olliffe @Matthiasville ~ Unspecified ~

Good by Jen Brubacher @jen_b ~ Mystery/Thriller ~

Good Clean Fun by Karen Schindler @karenfrommentor ~ Cross Genre ~

Grandmother’s Stories by Deirdre M. Murphy @wyld_dandelyon ~ Unspecified ~

Harvest by Joyce @jolantru ~ Science Fiction ~

Hindsight by Leah Saylor-Abney @leahabney ~ Horror/Suspense ~ Debut

How to Cook a Salmon by Barb Relyea @brelyea ~ Humor ~

Hungry by Heather Lloyd @heatherlloyd83 ~ Cross Genre ~

If photographs… by Estrella Azul @EstrellaAzul ~ Unspecified ~

In The Attic by A. M. Harte @am_harte ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Life’s A Game by Chris Chartrand @ChrisChartrand ~ Unspecified ~

Little Red Riding hoodie by Anton Gully @antongully ~ Humor ~

Love’s Labour Something, Something by Dana @ywgdana ~ Slice of Life ~

Mario’s Goddess by Shannon Esposito @soesposito ~ Unspecified ~

Miss Amanda by Jodi Cleghorn @jodicleghorn ~ Cross Genre ~

Morton’s Blues by Mark Champion @marksmansisland ~ Slice of Life ~

Ms. Liwaller by brookelyn @lilskeen ~ Slice of Life ~

Nothing by Julie Jordan Scott @juliejordanscot ~ Slice of Life ~ Debut

Of God, Of Death, Of Man by Timothy P. Remp @TIm_Remp_Writer ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Planet of Delights by Laura Eno @LauraEno ~ Fantasy ~

Secrets Revealed by Lauren Cude @NA ~ Unspecified ~

Shakespeare Redux by Trevor Mcpherson @3S_stories ~ Humor ~

SHOTS OF HELL AT THE END OF A LONELY STREET by Jason Henry McCormick @jasonhmccormick ~ Humor ~ Debut

Side Effects by Kim Batchelor @Kim_Batchelor ~ Humor ~

Silverfish by Kil Conor @kilconor ~ Experimental ~

Smile, Look Away by Jim Wisneski @wisneski ~ Horror/Suspense ~

So, You Want To Know by Chance @Chance4321 ~ Unspecified ~

Sorry by Benjamin Solah @benjaminsolah ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Spice of Life by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Mystery/Thriller ~

Storm by Lyn Thorne-Alder @LynThorneAlder ~ Fantasy ~ Debut

Strange Context by Thom Gabrukiewicz @tgabrukiewicz ~ Unspecified ~

Strange Kind of Friend by David Masters @davidmasters ~ Slice of Life ~

The Alpha Chronicles / Part 2 A Clean Sheet by M. Patrick Mitchell @M_P_Mitchell ~ Science Fiction ~

The Body by Carrie Clevenger @carrieclevenger ~ Horror/Suspense ~

The Botticelli Babe by Jennifer Derfoldy @jenni_fleur ~ Cross Genre ~

The Chess Game by Christina Vincent @stina8753 ~ Unspecified ~

The Diagnosis by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer ~ Literary ~

The Duel by Emma Newman @EmApocalyptic ~ Magical Realism ~

The Green Fields of Home by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Literary ~

The Hunt, Part One by Dan Faust @danfaust ~ Fantasy ~

The iPhone iKnew by Cole Bitting @colebitting ~ Literary ~

The Long Road by Angie C. @techtigger ~ Fantasy ~

The Old College Try by J. M. Strother @jmstro ~ Unspecified ~

The Only Color by David G Shrock @dracotorre ~ Unspecified ~

The Personal Injury Attorneys to the Stars by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick ~ Humor ~

The Snakehandler’s Wife by G. P. Ching @gpching ~ Magical Realism ~

Tombs Of The Blonde Dead Part 4: Resurrection In Pink by Al Bruno III @albruno3 ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Tourist by Michael J. Solender @mjsolender ~ Literary ~

Traffic Jam and Tears by Clive Martyn @clivem ~ Slice of Life ~

Transgender Underwear by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Humor ~

Trump Card by Marisa Birns @marisabirns ~ Science Fiction ~

Unscheduled Stops by davidbdale @davidbdale ~ Literary ~

Writer’s Block by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause ~ Humor ~

Yearning by Linda Simoni-Wastila @drwasy ~ Literary ~

You Get What You Pay For by Peggy McFarland @peggywriter ~ Unspecified ~

You Still Need to Eat by Jack Roth @jack_roth ~ Horror/Suspense ~

Zinfandel by Christian Bell @christianbell37 ~ Unspecified ~

The wrap

Thanks to all our readers. We love you. And please, if you enjoy a story leave comments when you visit. Writers love feedback almost as much as chocolate. Maybe more! Then go tell your friends to read it too. Help these writers grow.

You can subscribe to the #fridayflash hashtag (external link) on Twitter every week for more great flash fiction.

We’re on Facebook (external link) too.
~jon

 

We have a great mix of stories, 68 in all, including a poem. This week we had two debuts, by Kelly Lynn Thomas, and A. M. Harte. Please welcome them to the fold. Be sure to check back again in a day or two, as we’ll likely get a few late arrivals. If you did a #fridayflash, and it’s not in the list, please go to the Collector, add the details, and we’ll get it added. Again, thanks to Susan for generating the list for me, and to Olivia, for notifying the Facebook gang. And a huge thank you to our wonderful readers and to you, the terrific writers, who continue to make #fridayflash a great success. ~jon

The Stories

Within a Box by Timothy P. Remp @Tim_Remp_writer ~ Horror/Suspense

We Die ‘Em, You Fry ‘Em by Cathy Olliffe @Matthiasville ~ Unspecified

Vardoger by Annie Evett @AnnieEvett ~ Cross Genre

Twisted Family Bonds: Two Bosses in Bed by Anne Tyler Lord @AnneTylerLord ~ Humor

Truth Lies Beneath by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Literary

Tortured Silence by David Masters @davidmasters ~ Slice of Life

Tombs Of The Blonde Dead Part 3: Caged Exotics by Al Bruno III @albruno3 ~ Horror/Suspense

The Winner by GP Ching @gpching ~ Horror/Suspense

The Wanting Sea by davidbdale @davidbdale ~ Literary

The Strange Things In Me by Jared Branch @JaredsFiction ~ Literary

The Strange Case of East Parish by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Fantasy

The Recently Departed by Thom Gabrukiewicz @tgabrukiewicz ~ Unspecified

The Package by Jim Wisneski @wisneski ~ Horror/Suspense

The Nail by J. M. Strother @jmstro ~ Science Fiction

The Mirror’s Eyes by Louise Dragon @WeezelWords ~ Horror/Suspense

The Happening by Lindsay Oberst @lindzsmile ~ Literary

the great tree from obscuring fog arose – a sonnet by Matt Marko @litrock ~ Unspecified

The Bonfire by Jessica Rosen @jessrosenbooks ~ Horror/Suspense

The Bank Job by Bill Dowis @billdowis ~ Unspecified

Standing Guard by Leigh Barlow @LeighBarlow ~ Science Fiction

Splat by Chris Chartrand @ChrisChartrand ~ Humor

Special… (poem) by Estrella Azul @EstrellaAzul ~ Unspecified

Small Victories by Alan W. Davidson @NA ~ Literary

Slim Pickings by Maria Kelly @mkelly317 ~ Fantasy

Shepherd’s Daughter by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith @mazzz_in_Leeds ~ Unspecified

She Doesn’t Understand by Melissa D. Johnston @melissa_djohnst ~ Unspecified

September by Amy Taylor @adastrapoetry ~ Unspecified

Seeming is Believing by Elizabeth Ditty @ditty1013 ~ Magical Realism

Satisfaction by Emma Newman @EmApocalyptic ~ Magical Realism

Ruby and the Moon: The Dog Who Didn’t Yet Have a Tail by Kelly Lynn Thomas @kellylynnthomas ~ Fantasy ~ Debut

Ravine by Lily Mulholland @CascadeLily ~ Mystery/Thriller

Paradise Air Tours by Jeremy Warach @jwarach ~ Unspecified

One Voice by E. D. Johnson @geektreasure ~ Unspecified

Night Swimming by Lauren Cude @NA ~ Fantasy

Morning Assembly by Marc Nash @ExisleMoll ~ Literary

Marriage is Forever by Susan Cross @susanjcross ~ Slice of Life

Luck by Aaron Polson @aaronpolson ~ Humor

Love Is Complicated by Dana @ywgdana ~ Humor

LOVE IN PINE VALLEY by Anthony Venutolo @bukowskisbaseme ~ Literary

Little Ghost by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause ~ Horror/Suspense

Lines by Stephen Parolini @noveldoctor ~ Literary

In Between Sound by Peggy McFarland @peggywriter ~ Literary

Hunger Strike by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Humor

He Doesn’t Even Know My Name by Mark Kerstetter @markerstetter ~ Slice of Life

Gravity’s Rainbow by Christian Bell @christianbell37 ~ Unspecified

Gina, I’ve got your number by Karen Schindler @karenfrommentor ~ Humor

Frater by Marisa Birns @marisabirns ~ Horror/Suspense

Final Contract by Carrie Clevenger @carrieclevenger ~ Horror/Suspense

Feather Dreams by Deirdre M. Murphy @wyld_dandelyon ~ Fantasy

Falling Leaves by Joyce @jolantru ~ Science Fiction

Eye of the Storm by Virginia Moffatt @VirginiaMoffatt ~ Unspecified

Dirk Hartog in “The Whore House” by Jodi Cleghorn @JodiCleghorn ~ Cross Genre

Different Strokes by Laura Eno @LauraEno ~ Fantasy

Dark Angel by Linda Simoni-Wastila @drwasy ~ Literary

Crossed Swords by Angie C. @techtigger ~ Fantasy

Core Pod Deficit by Michael J. Solender @mjsolender ~ Science Fiction

Clean Now, No Women by Tom B. Reeves @colebitting ~ Literary

Claws That Catch, Blood That Burns by Dan Faust @danfaust ~ Science Fiction

Bottom of the 9th by Olivia Tejeda @SimplyOlivia ~ Slice of Life

An Imaginary Friend of an Imaginary Friend of Mine by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick ~ Humor

Ambulance chasers by Heather lloyd @Heatherlloyd83 ~ Horror/Suspense

Alchemist’s Apprentice by Alyssa Tompkins @xAChels ~ Fantasy

Across a Crowded Room by Laurita Miller @lauritamiller ~ Romance

A Simple Prayer by A. M. Harte @am_harte ~ Fantasy ~ Debut

A New Home by Michelle Dennis Evans @michelledevans ~ Slice of Life

A good listener by Jim Dempsey @jimdempsey ~ Unspecified

A Gem of a Friend by Donald Conrad @NoddlaNocdar ~ Mystery/Thriller

A Forest of Ice and Blood by Clive Martyn @clivem ~ Fantasy

The wrap

Thanks to all our readers. We love you. And please, if you enjoy a story leave comments when you visit. Writers love feedback almost as much as chocolate. Maybe more! Then go tell your friends to read it too. Help these writers grow.

You can subscribe to the #fridayflash hashtag (external link) on Twitter every week for more great flash fiction.

We’re on Facebook (external link) too.
~jon

 

We had 77 stories this week with three debuts. Please welcome Heather Lloyd, Jack Roth, and , and Tom B. Reeves to the #fridayflash madness party. If your story is not in the list drop by the Collector, add the details, and we’ll get it listed.

Many thanks to Susan for compiling the list for me. Her help here is much appreciated. She also added a handy little plug-in to my blog, WPtouch, which renders the blog much more readable on smart phones. If you use WordPress for your blog you might want to check it out.

I’m not firing on all cylinders, so I’ll cut the chit-chat and turn you all over the stories. Again, thanks to everyone who participates, either as an author or a reader. You make #fridayflash the continuing success it is.

The Stories

With You by Shawn Main @shawnmain ~ Slice of Life

What Cain Did by Amy Taylor @adastrapoetry ~ Horror/Suspense

UCF #3: The Package by Sam @FutureNostalgic ~ Fantasy

Tommyrot by Virginia Moffatt @VirginiaMoffatt ~ Unspecified

Tombs Of The Blonde Dead Part One Of Six In The Garden Of Duchesses by Al Bruno III @albruno3 ~ Fantasy

To Catch A Terrorist by Jake Freivald @jdfreivald ~ Science Fiction

Time Flux by Laura Eno @LauraEno ~ Fantasy

Through Angel Eyes by Annie Evett @AnnieEvett ~ Science Fiction

Thoughtful Amichi by David Masters @davidmasters ~ Humor

The Virgin and the Priest by Kim Batchelor @Kim_Batchelor ~ Humor

The Suit & Tie Bank Robbery by Disgruntled Janitor @disgruntleddad ~ Mystery/Thriller

The Storm by Jessica Rosen @jessrosenbooks ~ Science Fiction

The Stonges Move by Michelle Dennis Evans @michelledevans ~ Slice of Life

The Sabotaging Swede by Chance @Chance4321 ~ Humor

The Ride of Billy’s Life by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer ~ Cross Genre

The Report by Jim Wisneski @wisneski ~ Horror/Suspense

The Long Road to Long Island by Deborah Szajngarten @Debs1 ~ Slice of Life

The Last Meal by Heather Lloyd @Heatherlloyd83 ~ Cross Genre ~ Debut

The Impala by Calvin Seen @calseen ~ Cross Genre

The Forest Mountain Troll by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause ~ Fantasy

The First One by Emma Newman @EmApocalyptic ~ Magical Realism

The Family Business by Dana @ywgdana ~ Slice of Life

The Fable of the Tarsier by Barry J. Northern @BarryNorthern ~ Fantasy

The Evening by Peter Etherington @petherin ~ Science Fiction

Terminal One by Dana @ywgdana ~ Slice of Life

Tea for Two by Linda Simoni-Wastila @drwasy ~ Literary

Sunset by Leigh Barlow @LeighBarlow ~ Literary

Sodium Pentothal by Christian Bell @christianbell37 ~ Unspecified

Sisterhood by Thom Gabrukiewicz @tgabrukiewicz ~ Unspecified

Shadow of the Noose by Anton Gully @antongully ~ Historical

Ridi, Pagliaccio by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Horror/Suspense

Pupal Stage by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith @mazzz_in_Leeds ~ Horror/Suspense

Poe’s Basement by Aaron Polson @aaronpolson ~ Humor

Planet Vs. Spaceship by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Science Fiction

Perspectives of Sand by Jodi Cleghorn @@jodicleghorn ~ Slice of Life

On The Curb by Melissa D. Johnston @melissa_djohnst ~ Unspecified

Oh What Fool These Bullies Be by Dan Faust @danfaust ~ Unspecified

Naked Music by Skycycler @skycycler ~ Literary

Ms. Phitts and Mr. Gatheral Spar Two Rounds by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick ~ Humor

Mousing Around by brookelyn @lilskeen ~ Unspecified

Moonlighting by Peggy McFarland @peggywriter ~ Horror/Suspense

Monster Savior by David G Shrock @dracotorre ~ Unspecified

Love in Love by Elizabeth Ditty @ditty1013 ~ Magical Realism

Life, Death & the Space In Between by Shannon Esposito @soesposito ~ Literary

“Lemon Mustang” by P.J. Kaiser @doublelattemama ~ Slice of Life
Katsuri’s Hunt by G.P. Ching @gpching ~ Fantasy

Janie’s New Eyes by Jim Wisneski @wisneski ~ Horror/Suspense

Itch. by Jack Roth @jack_roth ~ Horror/Suspense ~ Debut

Hunters in the Mist by Deborah Bundy @DeborahKBundy ~ Fantasy

How She Found Out by Cathy Olliffe @Matthiasville ~ Slice of Life

Henry’s Story by Dan Powell @danpowfiction ~ Humor

Help the medicine go down by Jim Dempsey @jimdempsey ~

Glass Door by CJ Hodges MacFarlane @h0jp0j ~ Unspecified

‘For Your Own Good’ by Mel Morton @Mel_Morton ~ Slice of Life

Familiar by Jen Brubacher @jen_b ~ Slice of Life

Dullcreek by Carrie Clevenger @carrieclevenger ~ Cross Genre

Dude Goes What by Tom B. Reeves @tombreeves ~ Literary ~ Debut

Drinks with Andre by Anthony Venutolo @bukowskisbaseme ~ Slice of Life

Dreams of Lawrence Ferlinghetti by Mark Kerstetter @markerstetter ~ Unspecified

Deceptions and Aliens by Chris Chartrand @ChrisChartrand ~ Cross Genre

Deathbed by Matthew Marko @litrock ~ Unspecified

Cackles & Caldrons by katirra @katirra ~ Horror/Suspense

Boredom by E. D. Johnson @geektreasure ~ Slice of Life

Blaze’s Flower Patch by Louise Dragon @WeezelWords ~ Science Fiction

Bedridden by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Cross Genre

Auramancer by Angie C. @techtigger ~ Fantasy

An Occurence in Mistine Valley by Lindsay Oberst @lindzsmile ~ Experimental

An Imbolc Tale by Deirdre M. Murphy @wyld_dandelyon ~

Amichi the Thoughtful Monkey by David Masters @davidmasters ~ Humor

Always a Bridesmaid, Part III by Cecilia Dominic @RandomOenophile ~ Mystery/Thriller

Adrenalin by Lily Mulholland @CascadeLily ~ Mystery/Thriller

Ache by Marisa Birns @marisabirns ~ Slice of Life

A Tall Tale by Barb Relyea @BRelyea ~ Action/Adventure

A Lovely Shade of Blue by Michael J. Solender @mjsolender ~ Mystery/Thriller

A Day’s Work by Olivia Tejeda @SimplyOlivia ~ Literary

A bad case of salesman’s toe by Karen Schindler @karenfrommentor ~ Humor

The wrap

Thanks to all our readers. We love you. And please, if you enjoy a story leave comments when you visit. Writers love feedback almost as much as chocolate. Maybe more! Then go tell your friends to read it too. Help these writers grow.

You can subscribe to the #fridayflash hashtag (external link) on Twitter every week for more great flash fiction.

We’re on Facebook (external link) too.
~jon

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