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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2011, 11:51:47 AM »
3rd and 4th places announced.

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2011, 02:00:39 PM »
2nd place is up now.

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2011, 02:09:49 PM »
Wonder when Rebecca's gonna announce the first prize?  :)

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2011, 05:16:05 PM »
Yes, great idea to have readers as judges.
On the whole, you've organized this contest exceptionally well.
I do hope you organize more of them in future
What a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much, that has made my day :)

I will definitely have another writing competition before too long :)

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2011, 05:30:57 PM »
Terrific winning story - great comp Rebecca.

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2011, 06:39:09 PM »
All done with great panache!
Brilliant quality of stories featured at the top, too.
This was my effort, it's the first flash fiction I've done, it's just a simple story designed to raise a smile, if anyone fancies reading it:
http://www.passionatemedia.co.uk/jones/2011/05/flash-fiction-living-the-dream.html
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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2011, 06:51:53 PM »
I enjoyed your story Linda - being a mum and running a home is so full of thrills and aren't birthday treats great! :D :D :D

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #52 on: May 01, 2011, 06:56:35 PM »
Thanks Siobhan, that's really kind of you. :)
Are you going to share yours? x
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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2011, 06:57:21 PM »
I don't have a groovy site or anything - I'll see if I can find it.

Found it:

Chicken

It began as a game, kids just playing around doing dares. Bored and listless, the summer holidays had reached the point where novelty and thrill were over and the return to school wasn’t yet on the horizon. Spain, Corfu and Disney World were well behind them and talking about it wasn’t cool any more.  There had to be something to brag about in the playground.

”We’ve gotta do something really big, really big,” Mark said. He puffed out his scrawny chest, looked each one of the group in the eye and rolled the eight-ball in his hand. “Choose your number,” he instructed.

Frankie wanted number three but Evan bullied it from him and started a fight. Alfie cut in. “Hey, quit it – any numbers you’re fighting over you’ll have to do rock, paper, scissors for.”

Grunts and snorts punctuated the squabbling. “Jammy git,” Frankie whined when Evan got the three after all.

 “It’s only a number -- loser,” Evan scoffed, smiling.

1-8 were negotiated and they waited for the ball to reveal which one of them would do the dare.

Evan watched the traffic whizz by, checked to see his cheering band and stepped out.

His number was up.
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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2011, 07:17:50 PM »
Oh my.
That's a great story. I'd have been happy to see that in the top six. :)
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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2011, 07:23:00 PM »
I'm just happy being able to spell C O M P U T E R - websites etc . . . for folk with more energy than me! :D

Thank you - glad you liked it. Isn't it amazing all the different takes on the stories?

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2011, 07:08:50 AM »
Hi Linda and Sio,
Both your stories are fabulous.
I guess you must have been no. 7 and no. 8.
Here's mine:

Mama’s Boy

Carlo was about to leave for the airport when the phone rang. It was Mama. For the first time in weeks, Carlo relaxed and chatted with her like he always did, flattering her, promising to visit next week and stay for dinner. What the hell difference would it make if he spoke to her for a few minutes? He had thirty minutes to kill before his flight to Cuba.

After her call, he was still smiling when the door exploded. He knew who it was before he lost consciousness—realized too late they must have tapped Mama’s phone.

They put him in the chair and tied his arms behind his back—like he had done to so many in the past. Too many. Like them, Carlo felt the tightness in his chest; like them, he tasted the metallic fear of death when he saw Don Carzini towering over him.

“Three million—it’s only a number, Carlo, a fool’s paradise. You really thought you’d live to spend any of it? You, of all people.”

Carlo’s last thoughts were of Mama waiting for him to come for dinner—her steaming hot pasta, her red wine, her warm smile.

“Sorry, Mama...”


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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2011, 07:11:08 AM »
Terrific winning story - great comp Rebecca.

Hi Rebecca,
Sorry for the delay in reply.
We look forward to your next contest.

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2011, 07:14:20 AM »
Mama's boy - I'm glad he got his comeuppance! ;D

Neat write.

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Re: Fun Flash Fiction Contest (token prize only)
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2011, 07:21:13 AM »
Thanks, Sioban.