The Troll ‘ neath the Towers – Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 31 | Flash! Friday

  The Troll ‘ neath the Towers (Story elements = Conflict and Character)   The troll lives ‘neath the forever-shadows of the twin towers. On his commute, through the dustbowl city, he brings light to the masses with his disarming smile and a tip ‘o the cap. In the ramshackle apartment he calls home, he …

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Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 30 | Flash! Friday : The Dance of the Origami Girl and Porcelain Boy

Story elements (base your story on any TWO of these; be sure to tell us which two you chose): * Plot: A clever, now fabulously wealthy man seeks revenge on those who once wrongfully imprisoned him. * Conflict: man vs man * Character: escaped convict * Theme(s): revenge AND/OR justice * Setting: Napoleonic France   Story Elements: Character & Theme …

Spotlight: Flash Dogs–The Return! | Flash! Friday (Previous article)

Spotlight: Flash Dogs–The Return! We had the privilege of interviewing the FlashDogs back at the beginning of 2015 with the launch of their first anthology. When I saw they’d survived that inaugural attempt, I was impressed. But when rumors (oops, sorry guys, rumours) began circulating of a second anthology? Er, make that a two-part anthology?! Madness. And since we …

Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 27 | Flash! Friday : The Unreliable Narrator

The Unreliable Narrator I’m what you might call an unreliable narrator. But you can trust me. I‘ve been summoned to tell tales of the theatre and this dashing gent, with his smouldering Oscar Wilde look about him, his unruly cravat, foppish hair and come-hither eyes. He is the greatest Shakespearian thespian that has ever lived. …

Flash! Friday Vol 3 – 26: WINNERS | Flash! Friday – Judging week

Judging week on FF --- I hope nobody’s too terribly comfy out there in flash fiction world: we’re winding down the first half of Year Three and prepping for the very, very exciting second. We’ve already announced your new dragon captains, and we’re planning to celebrate their inauguration with a SHEBANG! Coming up in the next couple of weeks we’ve …