#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/06/08)

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Each Friday, writers post on twitter a link to a short-short story they’ve written, marked with the tag #FridayFlash. I’ve done it before, but last week was the first that I’ve fully participated. That is, I posted my story on the #FridayFlash Collector, I read all the other submissions, and as I went through, I pulled out the ones that particularly impressed me, for this special honor…

#FridayFlash Favorites for June 4

Out of 82 stories posted on the #FridayFlash Collector this week, plus at least 2 not posted on the collector, here are my 7 favorites, listed in no particular order.

Note: To be selected as one of my #FridayFlash Favorites, the post must be a genuine flash story, not a chapter in a longer piece, a series of one-paragraph vignettes, or anything else. It should also be a single scene, because multi-scene flash usually does too much “telling” and doesn’t “show” enough to engage me in the story. While I do browse Twitter for #FridayFlash posts, the best way to get me to read yours—assuming I’ll do this again, which I very much hope to, because I really enjoyed some of the stories posted—is to put it on the #FridayFlash Collector. I judge posted stories according to my own preferences; your mileage may vary.

  • Wishmaking by @Anke — Perhaps a better title would have been “You Don’t Want to Wish for That.”
  • In The Dark by Olivia Tejeda — A romantic interlude, so realistic that it feels like it could be a part of a memoir.
  • The Gift by GP Ching — A story of honey, vinegar, and voodoo.
  • Hello My Friend, You Have Won by Gary Corby — A short, funny tale about how to arrange things so that you won’t have to pay off the winner.
  • First Day of the Rest of Your Life by Lauren Cude — A little awkward in its style, but a stimulating romantic scenario.
  • No Place Like Home by Icy Sedgwick — Nail-biting, seat-gripping, and all about the people: wonderfully done!
  • All Grown Up by Walt White — A sad, insightful, moving coming-of-age story: a troubled kid turns over a new leaf and becomes an adult.


P.S. Here’s my #FridayFlash story, which I also mentioned in yesterday’s post on writing prompts… my story: The Confidant of Jericho.


2 responses to “#FridayFlash Favorites (2010/06/08)”

  1. GP Ching Avatar
    GP Ching

    Thanks for adding my story to your list Tim! I greatly appreciate you stopping by and reading my work. It is encouraging to hear that you enjoyed it.

  2. Gary Corby Avatar

    Thanks for the fine compliment. I’m glad you enjoyed my story!

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