Saturday, October 31, 2009

The #fridayflash Report – Week 23

The #fridayflash Report – Week 23: "

As of the current count, we have 57 stories up for #fridayflash this week. It’s Halloween, so there is no shortage of good Halloween tales, but there is plenty of other good stuff to read as well. I am sure there will be other stories added to the list, as I discover the ones I inevitably miss, so check back again later this weekend. Now, pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy.

A Dash of Evil, by Dana @ywgdana Slice of Life

A Dawn, by Ari Collins @aricollins Literary

A Space Baptism, by Ari Collins @aricollins Science Fiction

A Very Tight Hug, by KjM @kevinjmackey Action/Adventure

Acrostical Halloween, by Donald Conrad @NoddlaNocdar Horror/Suspense

Ashes to Ashes, by Pia Veleno @piaveleno Unspecified – be surprised!

Assignation, by Leigh Barlow @LeighBarlow Unspecified – be surprised!

At the Sink, by Olivia Tejeda @SimplyOlivia Literary

Back of the Class, by Tony Noland @TonyNoland Unspecified – be surprised!

Bookends of a Life: I, by Linda Simoni-Wastila @drwasy Unspecified – be surprised!

Brotherly Love, by Deanna Schrayer @#fridayflash Unspecified – be surprised!

Carving terrific Jack-o’-lanterns, by Estrella Azul @EstrellaAzul Unspecified – be surprised!

Cat House, by J. M. Strother @jmstro Unspecified – be surprised!

Compulsion, by Lily Mulholland @CascadeLily Unspecified – be surprised!

Consumed, by Laurita Miller @LauritaMiller Unspecified – be surprised!

Eternal Question, by Michael J. Solender @mjsolender Literary

Family Ties, by Angie @techtigger Fantasy

Fashion advice from the great beyond, by Karen Schindler, via email. Unspecified – be surprised!

Geoffrey, by,Jenni Derfoldy @jenni_fleur Horror/Suspense

Ghost Curtain, by David G Shrock @dracotorre Fantasy

Good Friday, by Amanda Scotney @rasplemjelly Unspecified – be surprised!

Graceless, by Amy J Taylor @adastrapoetry Slice of Life

Halloween Guests, by P.J. Kaiser @doublelattemama Fantasy

Hand Prints, by Jim Wisneski @wisneski Horror/Suspense

Heather, by Daniel Warskow @bookwook Slice of Life

Hive, by Carrie Cleaver @#Fridayflash Science Fiction

Hocus Pocus, by Marisa Birns @marisabirns Horror/Suspense

How I leaned to curse, by Trevor Mcpherson @3S_stories Slice of Life

How to Capture a Soul, by Shannon Esposito @soesposito Unspecified – be surprised!

It’s Still Not Red, by Jeff Posey @AnasaziStories Historical

Joe, by Mark Kerstetter @markerstetter

Last Dance, by Lauren Cude, via Facebook.

Life was Sweet Again on the Planet Lollipop, by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick Humor

Midnight Swim , by Laura Eno @lauraeno Horror/Suspense

Monster Problems, by Jon the Storyteller @storytellerjon Unspecified – be surprised!

Name Calling, by E. D. Johnson @geektreasure Humor

Nefertiti Express, by Chris Chartrand @ChrisChartrand Horror/Suspense

One Word, by Stephen Parolini @noveldoctor Literary

Pets, by April L. Hamilton @#fridayflash Unspecified – be surprised!

Piece of Pie, by Michelle D Evans @MichelleDEvans Slice of Life

Plain Jane, by ganymeder @ganymeder Unspecified – be surprised!

Pumpkin Patch of the Damned, by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause Unspecified – be surprised!

Ragnarok, by Dan Faust @danfaust Unspecified – be surprised!

Real Papa, by Clive Martyn @clivem Horror/Suspense

Riot, by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith @mazzz_in_Leeds Unspecified – be surprised!

Rumbling, by Rachel Blackbirdsong @RBlackbirdsong Literary

Schulz meets Poe, by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant Humor

Skin stripper, by Jim Dempsey @jimdempsey Horror/Suspense

Succubyebye, by John Wiswell @Wiswell Humor

Tears of a Clown, by Cecilia Dominic @RandomOenophile Fantasy

Terror in Exam Room Three, by Gary Harmon @Gary_Harmon Humor

The Dabble With the Occult, by Chance @Chance Humor

The Fable of the GreatHorned Owl, by Barry J. Northern @#fridayflash Fantasy

The Perfect Escape, by Emma Newman @EmApocalyptic Science Fiction

The Tree, by Sumit Dam @sumitsays Unspecified – be surprised!

Toward the Light, by Melissa D. Johnston @melissa_djohnst Unspecified – be surprised!

Volume Control, by Pia Veleno @piaveleno Horror/Suspense

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Friday, October 23, 2009

The #fridayflash Report - Week 21

The #fridayflash Report - Week 21: "

The #fridayflash Report

By now you know the routine. It is inevitable that I've missed someone's story, so I'll just say there are at least 63 stories this week. Stay tuned for a final count. If I missed yours don't hate me, just ping me down in the comments or on Twitter and I'll add it.

Conversely, if I've included your story and for some reason you don't want to be on the list, ping me for that too, and I'll take you off. My assumption is that if you tweet under the #fridayflash hashtag you want to be included. But sometimes other people may tweet the link to your story, which can lead to a misunderstanding on my part. That almost happened last week.

Three quick reminders that can help both you and me:

1. Use a URL shortening service. Your links tend to get mauled upon retweeting if you don't.

2. Use links to your post, not to your overall blog. That way people will find your story if they are browsing thorough the archives. I will no longer adjust links in the report. It just takes too much time.

3. If you format your tweet Title, by John Doe it makes harvesting the info needed for this report a whole lot easier. I am going to see if I can get folks who do this canonized. :)

Lots of great stories, as always. So get out there and start reading!

5 Minutes (external link), by Mark Kerstetter @markerstetter (external link)

A Child and the Musician (part 2) (external link), by C. A. Beninati @beninati (external link)

A Spiral-Maker's Questions (external link), by Jeff Posey @AnasaziStories (external link)

Aftertaste (external link), by Karen Schindler via email

Are There Always Dogs? (external link) by Dana @ywgdana (external link)

Balatrophobia (external link), by Gary Harmon @Gary_Harmon (external link)

Beautiful Living (external link), by Estrella Azul @EstrellaAzul (external link)

Because I Can (external link), by Kevin J. Mackey @kevinjmackey (external link)

Black Male (external link), by Michael Solender @mjsolender (external link)

Call of Duty (external link), by Marisa Birns @marisabirns (external link)

Calm Before the Storm (external link), by Monica @MonicaEmme (external link)

CAMP (external link), by Jeremy C. Shipp @JeremyCShipp (external link)

Coming Home (external link), by KayAnna Kirby @kayannak (external link)

Communion (external link), by Joseph Paul Haines @josephhaines (external link)

Daisy, Daisy (external link), by Susan J. Cross @SusanJCross (external link)

Dear Elizabeth (external link), by John Wiswell @Wiswell (external link)

Delivered Fresh (external link), by Laura Eno @lauraeno (external link)

EULA (external link), by Cecilia Dominic @RandomOenophile (external link)

Faerie-led (external link), by Laurita Miller @LauritaMiller (external link)

Fog and Lembas (external link), by Deirdre Murphy @Wyld_Dandelyon (external link)

forgetting to run away (external link), by Laura Packer @storylaura (external link)

Fumbling (external link), by Rachel Blackbirdsong @RBlackbirdsong (external link)

Happy Ending (external link), by Trevor Mcpherson @3S_stories (external link)

Hibernation 2009 (external link), by Rosa Say @talkingstory (external link)

High Feast (external link), by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith @mazzz_in_Leeds (external link)

Humbling (external link), by Rachel Blackbirdsong @RBlackbirdsong (external link)

I Got Robbed by a Liquor Store (external link), by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick (external link)

Immersion (external link), by Lily Mulholland @CascadeLily (external link)

In Memory Alone (external link), by Al Bruno III @AlBruno3 (external link)

In The Name of Science (external link), by Linda Simoni-Wastila @drwasy (external link)

Intervention (external link), by Tony Noland @TonyNoland (external link)

Jack & Jill (external link), by Elizabeth Ditty @ditty1013 (external link)

Life On The Edge (external link), by Leigh Barlow @LeighBarlow (external link)

Mommy Dearest (external link), by Stefanie Howerton @SteferstheGreat (external link)

Organics (external link), by J. M. Strother @jmstro (external link)

PARASITE (external link), by Jeremy C. Shipp @JeremyCShipp (external link)

Nox and Grimm: A Sticky Situation (external link), by techtigger @techtigger (external link)

Righteous Be (external link), by unlikelyeden @unlikelyeden (external link)

Sea Glass (external link), by Shannon Esposito @soesposito (external link)

Silent Treatment (external link), by Taliana via the web

Slide into Satin and Gold (external link), by Michelle D. Evans @MichelleDEvans (external link)

Snapped (external link), by Jodi MacArthur @JodiMacArthur (external link)

Snow Quiet (external link), by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer (external link)

Take a Hit (external link), by Donald Conrad @NoddlaNocdar (external link)

The Canon (external link), by Llanor Alleyne @Scetches (external link)

The Darkening (external link), by Alan Baxter @AlanBaxter (external link)

The Lake (external link), by Jim Wisneski @Wisneski (external link)

The Lake Story (external link), by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant (external link)

The Last Page.... (external link), by Chance @Chance4321 (external link)

The Shark (external link), by P.J. Kaiser @Doublelattemama (external link)

The Test (external link), by Barb Relyea via email

The Treasure Box (external link), by E. D. Johnson @geektreasure (external link)

The Tree Hugger (external link), by T.J. McIntyre @southernweirdo (external link)

The Way Home (external link), by Amanda Scotney @rasplemjelly (external link)

Things Are Going to Change (external link), by Clive Martyn @CliveM (external link)

Training (external link), by Lauren Cude via Facebook

Trout (external link), by Jeremy C. Shipp @JeremyCShipp (external link)

untitled (external link), by Elsa Pozu @elsapozu (external link)

V (external link), by Paul D. Brazill @paulbrazill (external link)

Vertigo (external link), by Sumit Dam @sumitsays (external link)

When a Man Goes Bad (external link), by Jon Gilbert @storytellerjon (external link)

White (external link), by ganymeder @ganymeder (external link)

Wizard's Last Hope (external link), by Chris Chartrand @ChrisChartrand (external link)

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.

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