Friday, December 23, 2011

Flash Fiction Challenge: The Woman in my Coffee

Welcome to the fourth 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, 12-30-11, Mountain Standard Time.  Link us your story in the comment area!  Put it up on your own blog, or on a public note on Facebook or in a Google Document file.  Somewhere so we can all see it.  Make sure you link your story!  Just  to be sure it's not passed over by accident, missed, or not included in the contest!  Thanks!

The photo at the top of the page is your inspiration this week.  I call it The Woman in my Coffee.  Let the photo speak to you and guide you in your quest for words.  Your word cap for this week is 1500 words.  It can be less than 1500, certainly, but not more.

Happy writing!  Let me see what you've got!


  1. JivaFang aka Sehn KnightDecember 23, 2011 at 3:21 AM

    this was an awesome quickie.

    Title: Last Will and Testament


    A short little didy about a man and his bad sleeping habits.

  3. KK, I am getting ready to read these, but it might take me a while. I have kids home for the holidays still. Joy! :D

  4. Notes first!

    Sehn, VERY good! Was a little confused how the ghost-girl might kill him, but it was clear that's where it was heading. Great take on it!

    Ashleigh, I really liked it! Only note I can make is to watch your tenses. They slipped back and forth a bit, but not so much that it took away from the story. :)

    Arike, great description and imagery overall! I could see the little old ladies all dolled up. Nicely done!

    Laurie, really funny! I laughed aloud two or three times! You could have been describing a scene in my house. :D

    Hey, "that Becca chick", where's your entry? Slacker!

  5. Thinking we're going to run with Laurie Kay Olson as the winner this week!

    I think you ran with the poetry book last time, is that right? Buzz me and we'll chat! :)

    Everyone did a great job, as usual! Keep it up! I look forward to reading all your stories each week!


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