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And the winner is.....

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31 days ... 100 stories ... 66 writers ... 11,032 views to the blog and 1 anthology later... 

The winner of the Halloween Flash Fiction Contest is Rob Holliday with his story Eidolon Hunter

Congratulations to Rob, he will receive over 25 books, a $50.00 Amazon gift certificate and a coupon for 15% off of an editing package!

My novel Lykaia began as a flash fiction story, one year ago this month. I wanted to celebrate that and have some fun at the same time. So, I devisied a Facebook Flash Fiction Contest. I had no idea if it would work, if anyone would want to come play, or if anyone would even take notice. I never would have guessed that it would have exploded how it did. 

Thank you to all the wonderful writers that entered the contest. It has been so much fun reading your stories. 

Thank your to those that donated gifts,  I am amazed by your generosity. I never expected the grand prize to be so grand. 

And most of all, thank you to those that visited the event and the blog over the mont…

Finalist #4

At the Movies
by Pamela K Kinney
The mummy dragged its foot as it came closer and closer.
“Oh God, Chessie, you spilt your drink in my lap!”
Shushes filled the theater. Chessie cringed as her sister leaped to her feet, her seat banging loudly as it hit the back. More shushes.
“I’m sorry, Jan. I’ll grab some paper towels from the restroom.”
Chessie jumped out of her seat and bolted out of the theater into the lobby. She raced into the women’s restroom and tore a handful of paper towels from a dispenser on the wall, soaking one with water. Back in the theater, she shoved them at her soda-soaked sister. Jan’s boyfriend, Bill, snorted with amusement.
Chessie sank into her seat. “I’m sorry, Jan. That scene in ‘The Mummy’s Hand’ scared me.”
Bill shook his head as Jan pat-dried her pants.
“You’re such an idiot, Chessie. I don’t know why Jan had to bring you.”
Jan said, “Because my mother said I had to. If the freak here would get some friends then I wouldn’t have to take her with us.” …

Finalist # 3

Monster Bash
by
Jason Mueller
&
Christy Lynn Foster
Drac was frantically running about very worried. His annual Halloween Monster Bash was turning out horribly! Many guests had not yet arrived in attempts at being fashionably late and the other guests were just sitting in awkward silence, lost in their own little worlds. Why wasn’t anyone talking or dancing? Was it bad music? Doesn’t everyone like Culture Club? Surely they can find common ground and mingle like they have each year Drac had thrown this little soiree, but now they were acting like they were at some social gathering for outcasts. The place was a mess already! Cups and plates were everywhere and the remains of Frank’s wife, Elizabeth’s confetti and glitter concoction were littered all over everything. Evil woman! Being Franky's "Bride" for so long made her do stupid things. How dare she get Drac all covered in the tiny shards of sparkly things? Did she not know that vampires are virile and strong and should n…

Finalist # 2

Eidolon Hunter by Rob Holliday
William hungered as he watched from the wood line. His pulsed quickened as The Ache Inside confirmed he’d quench his desire tonight.
You’ve been good, you’ve been patient, William. You deserve your reward. Reap it. A smile smoothed across his face.
He locked his eyes on the house through the Bushnell binoculars, the directional microphone telling him the story unfolding within the house.
“Jilly, you’re in charge tonight, you’re a big girl now.”
“I know, Mooom, I turn 13 next week,” the daughter quipped.
“Oh, don’t we know it, honey. There’s some dinner in the fridge for you and Theo, it’s ready to go, just cold cuts and stuff. Theo?”
A small voice returned, “Yes, momma?”
“Come on down, buddy, Daddy and I are getting ready to go.”
“Aww, mom, I’ve got Bink out of his cage, he hasn’t had anytime out today.”
“Bring him with you and come down, please.”
Quick and light feet bumped down the stairs. “See, Mom, he’s happy now.”
“Theo, that’s fine, honey. Now, you two listen …

Finalist # 1

Monsters In White
by Devin Berglund

Where am I? I can’t move! She looked down at leather straps holding her hands to the table. The memories flashed across her mind of men and women holding her down. They poked and prodded her with sharp silver instruments. Some also injected her with insulin which had thrown her into a coma. Rows of empty surgical beds filled the room. She breathed deeply, How am I going to get out of this?
The doors flung open as two nurses rushed into the room with a squeaky wheeled silver table. They hastily pushed it to the foot of her bed. The large machine to the right of Claudia squeaked and beeped. One nurse was writing on a clipboard. The scratching noise of the pen meeting the paper sent Claudia squirming. I doubt she knows how much louder things like that are for me compared to her. Claudia wrinkled her eyebrows wishing the screeching pain from the noise would leave.
“It took three months for this one to come around…” The one with the clipboard spoke to the re…

Final Round!

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The Halloween Flash Fiction Contest has entered the final round! 
As promised there will be a prompt for this round... and the prompt is... 1940's movie monsters. 
During the 1940s,  there were some really great monster movies that would go on to be classics. On of the most successful was The Wolf Man, which established Lon Chaney, Jr., who followed in his father's foot steps.
Claude Rains starred in a remake of Phantom of the Opera. The Frankenstein and Wolf Man series continued with The Ghost of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.  There was also Son of Dracula which featured Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Count. The Mummy, too, rose from the grave in The Mummy's Hand  and The Mummy's Tomb.    House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula, in which Dracula was played by John Carradine brought together a lot of the monsters. As did the comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein with Bela Lugosi starring alongside Lon Chaney, Jr. as Larry Talbot (the Wolf Man), an…

Halloween Flash Fiction Contest

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Halloween Flash Fiction Contest!

Contest update:  The contest is now closed to submissions.
Voting is open and will close on Wednesday at 9AM
As most of you may know, Lykaia began as a flash fiction piece last October. In honor of its release I wanted to do something fun to celebrate. So, on a whim I decided to host a Halloween themed Flash Fiction Contest. I wasn't sure if anyone would join and if they did, what I would do with them?
To my great surprise the response was so overwhelming that I had to put a 25 story limit each week. Asking people to read 25,000 words each week and then vote on their favorite seemed like a stretch as it was. And yet week after week we managed to fill those 25 spots in less than 24 hours. 
I am thrilled at the response and a little sad to see it come to an end. We have now entered our last week. The winner for this week will be our last finalist and will go on to compete for a rather impressive grand prize. 
Our finalist so far are:
Rob Holliday with his …

Entry #C29

The Choices We Make By Michael L. Turner
That’s what it all comes down to. It’s the choices we make, the ones we don’t, and the ones we allow to be made for us. Then at the end it’s all balanced on some cosmic scale of good and evil. Hopefully on that day, one leaned more toward the good, rather than the other.
Jared Evers shook his head in frustration, and then lowered it in disgust. Looking at the solitary walls of his jail cell, his thoughts were his only companion. There were good men in this world. Jared had long accepted that he was not one of them. He also believed that his scale did not lean the other way. What he was, he didn’t exactly know, and ten years of thought did not make it clearer.
In that time, Jared had watched closely where his choices had landed on the scale. At the close of this day it was his choice that put him in this jail. Three nights of his life would be spent here, alone. It wasn’t a judge that him here, and no sheriff held him. Slaton West Virginia had …