Monday, November 9, 2009

The #fridayflash Report – Week 24

The #fridayflash Report – Week 24: "
We seem to be down a little this week, with just 48 stories in the Collector as I put this together. I know of at least two stories not listed, so the count may go up later today. Be sure to check back for any late arrivals. I think NaNoWriMo may have caused a bit of a drop off, but that’s OK. People need to prioritize and there is never any pressure for #fridayflash. Post ‘em when you’ve got ‘em.

I’m going to talk to Susan, my personal technology guru, to see if we can add two new features to the Collector. Some people have discovered that they can browse through the listing there and cut and paste the links to go see the stories before the list get generated. I’ll see if we can convert that field to an actual link without breaking the report generator. I also would like to add a checkbox for new participants, so we can easily find debut participants. I think it would pay dividends if we make sure new authors in #firdayflash get encouragement from the rest of us.

I can now generate the list in alphabetical and reverse alphabetical order. Fair warning – next week’s list will be in reverse alphabetical order, so plan accordingly. ;)

Finally, I’d like to ask again how cutting back on retweets is effecting everyone. It still seems to be working nicely for me. Are you all still getting good response, or has the cutback on tweeting hurt your readership?

Enough with the business meeting. I move we adjourn to actually reading the stories.

The Stories

A Grave Giant by David G Shrock @dracotorre Unspecified

A Hell of a Place by Donald Conrad @NoddlaNocdar Slice of Life

A Hero’s Grace by E. D. Johnson @geektreasure Unspecified

Alone by Mark Kerstetter @markerstetter Slice of Life

Automaton by Angie @techtigger Fantasy

Back Left Corner by Olivia Tejeda @SimplyOlivia Literary

Bookends of a Life: II by Linda Simoni-Wastila @drwasy Literary

Break Creek by Chance @Chance4321 Mystery/Thriller

Broken Bird by Jenni Derfoldy @Jenni_fleur Unspecified

Car Park by Dan Powell @danpowfiction Magical Realism

Cutting by Tony Noland @TonyNoland Literary

Dead Souls by Carrie Cleaver @shadowsinstone Horror/Suspense

Dog’s best friend by Lily Mulholland @CascadeLily Humor

Eskimo Face by Jeff Posey @AnasaziStories Literary

Excerpt From Adelaide Einstein by April L. Hamilton @indieauthor Slice of Life

Extradition by Leigh Barlow @LeighBarlow Unspecified

First Place by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith @mazzz_in_Leeds Fantasy

Going Home by Jim Wisneski @Wisneski Literary

Googer and Twittle by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer Humor

Her Migration by Shannon Esposito @soesposito Slice of Life

Look at the sky by Jim Dempsey @jimdempsey Slice of Life

Mask Of The Reddeath by Al Bruno III @albruno3 Horror/Suspense

Monday by Marisa Birns @marisabirns Slice of Life

Next Step by Lauren Cude @NA Action/Adventure

No One Goes Home by J. M. Strother @jmstro Horror/Suspense

Nothing’s Wrong by Michelle D Evans @michelledevans Slice of Life

Plantin’ Season by Rachel Blackbirdsong @RBlackbirdsong Literary

R-Zero by Sumit Dam @sumitsays Horror/Suspense

Ranger Six by Chris Chartrand @ChrisChartrand Western

Resting Comfortably by Amy Taylor @adastrapoetry Horror/Suspense

Silvery Wings by Michael J. Solender @mjsolender Horror/Suspense

So Much Mightier by Jon the Storyteller @storytellerjon Unspecified

Tall Tales by ganymeder @ganymeder Slice of Life

The Devil Pulls a Fast One by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick Humor

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

The Five O’Clock Tram by Laura Eno @lauraeno Unspecified

The Key by Karen Schindler @via email Mystery/Thriller

The King and the Spider by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause Unspecified

The Monster Is Not in the Closet by Stephen Parolini @noveldoctor Cross Genre

The Painting by Melissa @melissa_djohnst Slice of Life

The Power of Pastry by Deirdre M. Murphy @wyld_dandelyon Unspecified

The Reader by Laurita Miller @LauritaMiller Literary

The Robotic Intelligence Test by Nick Name @namenick Science Fiction

The Thirst by Christian Bell @christianbell37 Literary

The Wink by P.J. Kaiser @doublelattemama Slice of Life

To Be of Service by KjM @kevinjmackey Action/Adventure

Tommy and the Train by Deborah Szajngarten @Debs1 Slice of Life

Under the Apple Tree by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant Slice of Life

Unlikely Eden by Daine Salmon @Sayer Science Fiction

Weatherman by Trevor Mcpherson @3S_stories Unspecified

You never forget your first by Estrella Azul @EstrellaAzul Unspecified

Zombie Mask by Pia Veleno @piaveleno Horror/Suspense

The wrap

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