#5MinuteFiction: Week 136 Winner

Late again for the announcement of the 5 Minute Fiction winner. Tsk tsk. Better late than never! Please join me in congratulating the winner: Betsy Streeter. And here’s her winning entry: “It’s…. a duck.” “No it isn’t, it’s an eagle! A mighty eagle, with its wings spread. Look.” “But look at the beak. An eagle […]

#5MinuteFiction: Week 136 Finalists

Happy Tuesday! Please welcome this week’s guest judge for 5 Minute Fiction, Jocelynn Drake, a writer with about a dozen novels to her name. Here are the finalists Jocelynn picked for tonight: H.L. Pauff, @hlpauff Michael D. Hansen, @buzzynutkins Rebekah Postupak, @postupak J.M. Filipowicz, @jmfilipowicz Betsy Streeter And now…the finalists’ entries: H.L. Pauff “Are you […]

#5MinuteFiction: Week 136

It’s 5 Minute Fiction time! You know the rules (and if you don’t, check here — and make it quick because you’ve only got a few minutes!). A reminder–don’t forget your Twitter address if you’ve got one! Here is your prompt: Your entry must be set in a tattoo parlor. NOTE: the photo is not […]

#5MinuteFiction: Week 135 Finalists

Great night for 5 Minute Fiction! But before we get to the finalists, I promised an announcement. As you might know, 5 Minute Fiction started three years ago at Leah Petersen’s website. During the two years that she hosted the challenge, good things happened–she sold a manuscript. Of course, that also means she got busy […]

#5MinuteFiction: Week 135

It’s 5 Minute Fiction time! You know the rules (and if you don’t, check here — and make it quick because you’ve only got a few minutes!). A reminder–don’t forget your Twitter address if you’ve got one! Here is your prompt: Your entry must must begin with: How many steps does it take until… NOTE: […]

#5MinuteFiction: Week 134 Winner!

I’m excited to announce the winner of this week’s 5 Minute Fiction is Tauisha Nicole. Here’s her winning entry: The murmurings in my head… It’s hard to just simply be alone because of them. They can do a million things. Shutting up isn’t one of them. Guess the glass of Riesling isn’t helping. Not really. […]

#5MinuteFiction: Week 134 Finalists!

Happy Tuesday! This week’s guest judge for 5 Minute Fiction is Carly Anne West–her debut novel, The Murmurings, will be out shortly (Simon Pulse, March 2013). It’s a little bit of a YA thriller with some mystery thrown in, which is right up my alley, and as you can tell, tonight’s prompt was directly inspired […]

#5MinuteFiction: Week 134

It’s 5 Minute Fiction time! You know the rules (and if you don’t, check here — and make it quick because you’ve only got a few minutes!). A reminder–don’t forget your Twitter address if you’ve got one! Here is your prompt: Your entry must must begin with: The murmurings in my head. NOTE: the photo […]

#5MinuteFiction: Week 133

The voting was going on in a major way over the 24 hours, but in the end, you know how it goes: only one can win. This week’s winner: Glenn Hedden Here’s Glenn’s winning entry: You wouldn’t believe the awful shit I’ve heard. Just terrible, horrible, make you want to bore a drill into your […]