And the winner is?

I hosted a flash fiction contest that began May 8 and ran through May 26.  If you  missed it, you can read about it here.

There were only three entries, so I had to adjust prizes accordingly to one lucky winner.  As the prize was a Crux bookmark, signed by YA author,  Julie Reece, I asked the lovely Ms. Reece to pick the winner.

May I have  drum roll please?

So who is the lucky winner of the beautiful signed Crux bookmark?

Julie Catherine with her Song of Lyrenia!  

Congratulations, Julie!!!   Please send me an e-mail with your address so I can send your prize out to you right away!

You can read the winning entry below, and don’t forget, everyone, to head over to her blog and congratulate her!

Writing Prompt:  After being sucked through a black hole a Siren who’s lost her voice decides to rid the world of bad pop music.

The winning entry:

Song of Lyrenia

The song thrummed insistently inside Lyrenia’s head. Her traitorous pulse increased, matching the electronic rhythm, drowning the sound of her own heartbeat.

She pounded the wall in mute frustration. Damn; it wasn’t even a good song; just computerized, manufactured, meaningless drivel. Enough!

Lyrenia raised her arms skyward, calling on the raw power of her aquatic ancestors, and summoned the incantation that would rid the world forever of the scourge of atrocious pop music.

The force of the blast jettisoned Lyrenia through the black hole, her siren’s sultry song echoing triumphantly into the cosmos as she dove into her beloved sea.

100 Word Challenge: apple, empire, yellow, enormous, liberty

It’s Friday which means it’s another 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups over at Julia’s Place.

Today, we have to write a flash fiction piece using the following five words:  apple, empire, yellow, enormous and liberty.

Here’s my shot at it.  I hope you like it.  Say…I have an idea.  Why don’t you all pop over and leave your 100 words?  It’ll be a lot of fun and a great challenge.  See you there.

I tipped the Yellow Cab driver and stood on the pavement, staring up at the enormous glass building.  Apple Press, the global publishing empire my father built, waited for me on the sixty-first floor.  I didn’t want to go in there.  I knew nothing of the publishing world.  I was quite content running my Bed and Breakfast in Grafton, Vermont, and I took the liberty of telling my father so.  But Papa didn’t listen and he passed away a month later, leaving me his dream.  I had no choice. I steeled myself and walked inside.      

Flash Fiction Contest Prompt has changed!

Due to a lack of whimsical stories about Homer Simpson, I’ve changed the prompt for the Flash Fiction Contest.  Pop over here to read the new prompt and find out how to participate!

Come on guys, it will be a lot of fun.  Get your creative juices flowing and the prizes are really great!

Yes, it’s time for a flash fiction contest!

Hi everyone!  Glad to see you stopped by.  If you’re new to the site, please feel free to wander around and make yourself at home.  Pull up a chair, grab a cup of jo and chat for a bit.

I am really excited about the contest I’m hosting.  For one, it’s going to be a blast to participate.  Second, I wanted to do something fun to help promote Julie Reece’s debut novel, CRUX.

You’re going to see a lot of promo on my blog about this novel because I absolutely believe in this diamond.  If you want to learn more about this YA urban fantasy, click here.  I had the pleasure of reading this as a beta and let me tell you, it rocks!  It truly has movie potential.  The publisher is J. Taylor Publishing and has a release date of July 9, so mark it on your calendar and put this one on your Must-Read list.

Okay, so what does that have to do with the flash fiction contest?  Everything, since author, Julie, came up with the writing prompt AND she will be the judge of the contest.  What’s the prompt and the prize? Pop over to my contest page to find out.

Are you ready for a flash fiction writing contest?

Come one, come all.  Back by popular demand, I have a fantastic writing contest starting Monday.  Return here tomorrow for all the details.  Secret hint:  you need a working knowledge of this guy,

and a timer.  See ya then!