Friday, December 16, 2011

Flash Fiction Challenge: Snow Cabin

Welcome to the third weekly flash fiction challenge of December!  You have one week to submit yours if you want to be included in the runnings for "my favorite" of the week.  I'm going to offer a copy of either my short story, Nothing Lasts Forever, or a copy of my giant book of poetry, Bony Fingered Limbs, to the winner.  Just let me know which you'd prefer, should you be chosen!  :)  It will come to you via email as a PDF file, DRM-free, so you can send it to whatever e-book-reader-device you may prefer. 

Get me your submissions by Midnight next Friday morning, 12-23-11, Mountain Standard Time.  Link us your story in the comment area!  If you don't have a blog to post it on, you can use the notes on your facebook page.  Just be sure it is marked "public" so we can all see it!  And if you don't have a blog, you could start one up pretty fast and easy, here at blogger!

Make sure you link your story!  Both last week and this week, I pulled links that were given elsewhere for the submissions.  That worked this last couple times, but I might not see it next time! So you're not forgotten or missed, just be sure to put your links in the comments area below!  Thanks!

OKAY, down to it!  This week's challenge is going to be a lovely picture that feels like Christmas, because it's just around the corner.  :)  I call it Snow Cabin.  Click on it to see the larger picture if you can't see it well enough.

1500 words or less, full story!  You know the drill!  WOW us!  Good luck everyone!


  1. "Winter" By Dominic Knight

  2. I started a blog last week to let someone read some of my work, so I thought I'd actually submit what I wrote for this:
    First December Snow

  3. (I should probably also say, "Hi! It's Kristy, by the way!" lol.)

  4. Here's my entry! Gotta get to work now! :)

    Snowed Up

  5. Here's mine, I hope you enjoy.

  6. A few minutes late, I'm afraid, but my story "The Homecoming" is up at

  7. Close enough for me, Sandra! :) I'm not reading them just yet so you're good!

  8. I know this is late, but I figured I'd post it anyway. It's called "So There We Were"

  9. Notes first!

    Dominic, very interesting take on winter! Personification, very nice. :)

    Arike, definitely not what I expected! Well done!

    Kristy, very sweet little story! Tradition, how true. :) Makes me think of the good moments when family visits.

    To that crazy Bony Fingered Limbs girl, you've done better. Tsk tsk.

    Frank, love it! Just up my alley. With more medical jargon than I'd have come up with on my own, of course. ;)

    Julia, interesting spin on it! No cabin yet, and the reasons for its existence were definitely not ones I'd have imagined. Well done.

    Sandra, lovely! I really like the circular stories, especially when they're woven as closely as this one without the knowledge of anyone involved.

    And Radon Rhapsody, your story (while late) was very nicely done! Loved the way you focused on the feelings in the moment. It's so true... sometimes it really doesn't matter what else is going on, you don't care about anything outside of the person you're with. Very well portrayed.

    So now down to it! The winner is...

  10. Arike wins this week! Just like last couple weeks, everyone's were very good! Keep up the great work!

    So! Arike, let me know which you'd rather have, between the short story and the poetry book, and where to email it and I'll get you the file! :)

    Great work everyone! Keep joining us! It's been very good to know other people are in this with me every week! :)

  11. Hey Rebecca, seriously? Wow, cool! The giant book of poetry sounds good! I'll send you a FB message with my email.

    The challenges are fun, the pictures are evocative.


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