#5MinuteFiction: Week 137 Winner

Many thanks to this week’s guest judge Felicia York, author of Counter Girls. She picked the finalists, now you’ve picked the winner–which is Michael D. Hansen. Huzzah! He wins a copy of Felicia’s novel and our hearty congratulations. Plus, you know, bragging rights. Here’s Michael’s winning entry: “So, Janey Jane, are you having fun at […]

#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 […]