Monday, December 21, 2009

The #fridayflash Report – Week 30

The #fridayflash Report – Week 30: "

Before NaNo rolled around we were hitting about sixty stories a week for #fridayflash. Looks like the NaNoBite (sorry, could not resist) has finally passed and we’re back to about normal level of participation. As of this moment we have sixty stories in the Collector. Woo hoo, back to full strength.

I think there are a few more floating around out there. We usually end up posting a few late arrivals. If your story is not in the list please add it to the Collector and then I’ll add it here. I’ve posted new listings as late as a Wednesday, but obviously the sooner you get it listed, the better.

I don’t usually discuss my private life here, but I feel recent circumstances warrant a bit if explanation. If I have been a bit remiss in visiting your stories and posting comments please forgive me. My wife is currently in the hospital (second time in three weeks) so much of my time is taken up with hospital visits and trying to keep the house from falling apart in her absence. I try to read a story or two when I can, but have been noticeably missing in action both on #fridayflash and 12 Days commenting. She is doing much better and I hope things will settle back to normal soon.

I had no time to write a new story this week, so I posted one from my files. While not exactly seasonal, I hope you enjoy it, as well as all the other terrific stories we have on tap for you this week. Hope all of you on the East Coast are surviving the big snow. You are in my thoughts. ~jon

The Stories

A Christmas Tradition by Lauren Cude via Facebook ~ Slice of Life

A loving mother by Jim Dempsey @jimdempsey ~ Slice of Life

Ablaze by Carrie Cleaver @shadowsinstone ~ Slice of Life

An Angel Gets His Wings by Shannon Esposito @soesposito ~ Slice of Life

Attack on Sector Four by Chris Chartrand @ChrisChartrand ~ Science Fiction

Baboushka: A Special Story for the Christmas Season by David Masters @davidmasters ~ Unspecified

Catsup soup by Karen Schindler @karenfrommentor ~ Unspecified

Charity: A Christmas Story by Elizabeth Ditty @ditty1013 ~ Humor

Christmas in Latvia by Christian Bell @christianbell37 ~ Unspecified

Christmas Spirit Parts 1 & 2 by Sam @FutureNostalgic ~ Horror/Suspense

Christmas Truce by Skycycler @skycycler ~ Literary

Convergence by Jon the Storyteller @storytellerjon ~ Horror/Suspense

Different by Shawn Main @shawnmain ~ Slice of Life

Dismissed Mingling by Craig Daniels @washthebowl ~ Experimental

DIVE! by Michelle Dennis Evans @michelledevans ~ Unspecified

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

First Snow by Angie @techtigger ~ Fantasy

Fishing With Dad by J. M. Strother @jmstro ~ Slice of Life

Fluffy’s Christmas Toys by Deirdre M. Murphy @wyld_dandelyon ~ Fantasy

Freaks by Mark Kerstetter @markerstetter ~ Slice of Life

Frostbite: A Mafia Family Christmas (pt.2) by Anne Tyler Lord @AnneTylerLord ~ Cross Genre

Frozen by Lily Mulholland @CascadeLily ~ Mystery/Thriller

Gas Premium by Louise Dragon @WeezelWords ~ Science Fiction

Haute Couture by Alyssa Tompkins @xAChels ~ Fantasy

Head-Organ’s Import, The by John Wiswell @Wiswell ~ Humor

Honor Among Thieves by Michael J. Solender @mjsolender ~ Mystery/Thriller

I miss (poem) by Estrella Azul @EstrellaAzul ~ Unspecified

In search of the turtle dove by P.J. Kaiser @doublelattemama ~ Slice of Life

In The Beginning by Dana @ywgdana ~ Humor

Intersections by Lou @lfreshwater ~ Literary

Irony’s a Bitch by Coyote Southbridge @AntiSocBtrfly ~ Humor

Letters to Santa Series, Letter 2, from serviceman’s child by Deanna Schrayer @deannaschrayer ~ Slice of Life

MILF by Peggy McFarland @peggywriter ~ Slice of Life

Mother Dove by David G Shrock @dracotorre ~ Humor

Night Feeds by Amy Taylor @adastrapoetry ~ Slice of Life

Nighthawks by Ryan Harron @rharron ~ Slice of Life

One Flew Over the Cuckold’s Nest by Tim VanSant @TimVanSant ~ Experimental

Please Santa by Clive Martyn @clivem ~ Slice of Life

Please, Christmas by Cecilia Dominic @RandomOenophile ~ Unspecified

Poe’s Parlour by Laurita Miller @LauritaMiller ~ Cross Genre

Rearview by Gary Harmon @Gary_Harmon ~ Slice of Life

Sassy Love by Marisa Birns @marisabirns ~ Humor

Shy Cowboy by J. Dane Tyler @DarcKnyt ~ Slice of Life

Silver Bullet by Linda Simoni-Wastila @drwasy ~ Unspecified

Spiderman: The 2 1/2 Minute Version by April L. Hamilton @indieauthor ~ Humor

Summer Santa by Eric J. Krause @ericjkrause ~ Horror/Suspense

Sung. by Anton Gully @antongully ~ Slice of Life

THE DARK SIDE by Jim Wisneski @wisneski ~ Horror/Suspense

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

The Freeze Dried Monster on the Skyway by Alex Carrick @Alex_Carrick ~ Humor

The Green Zone by Marc Nash @21stCscribe ~ Literary

The GS Virus by Iapetus999 @Iapetus999 ~ Horror/Suspense

The Hershey Bar by Melissa D. Johnston @melissa_djohnst ~ Slice of Life

The Kissy Bunny by Sarah Snell-Pym @Saffy ~ Humor

The last Year Of Father Christmas by Dan Powell @danpowfiction ~ Slice of Life

The Present by Laura Eno @lauraeno ~ Slice of Life

The Queen of Sheba by Chance @chance4321 ~ Humor

The South Harding Street Clouditecturalist Union monthly pancake buffet and meeting by Chad Redden @chadredden ~ Literary

The Squids In America by Al Bruno III @albruno3 ~ Horror/Suspense

Time’s Arrow by Tony Noland @TonyNoland ~ Fantasy

The wrap

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1 comment:

  1. I think it's cool that you list some #fridayflashes on your blog. Very Creative!