[writing] Stories from the flash fiction open round

The Flash Fiction Open has been quite successful. I’ve identified twenty responses to the challenge here: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. (If I’ve missed one, please let me know!)

I’ve pulled together the stories here as links. I’m contemplating doing an electronic (or physical) chapbook, but hopefully I’ll lie down and get over that impulse to publish. In the mean time, since this would make a very unwieldy poll, I think I’ll recruit several celebrity judges to read and identify a handful of finalists, then construct a shortlist poll to find a winner for the fabulous prizes that will accrue.

Here’s the story starter:

Hat by criada

Photographed at the Whatcom Creek Estuary, in Washington State, by .

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Here’s the stories:

Cora: “Gone

Matt: “Philosophy and Headwear

John Ginsburg-Steves: “Estuary

Deanna Hoak: “Stained

Shawn Scarber: “Untitled

Jim C: “Untitled

Jonathan: “Untitled

: “Untitled

: “The Year They Outlawed Blue

: “The Blue Hat

: “Untitled

: “Untitled

: “The Salt of Life

: “Untitled 2

: “Untitled

: “Untitled

: “In an Octopus’s Garden

: “Hat

: “Tradition

: “The Big Blue Tent

: “The Sea, The Hat, The Rock

: “Untitled

Plus John C. Bunnell, with a bonus feature: The Road to Tillamook: A Bob Hope/Bing Crosby Road Picture; Starring Ken Scholes, Jay Lake, and The Child

7 thoughts on “[writing] Stories from the flash fiction open round

  1. Matt H says:

    Tried to squeak in a title for mine:

    Philosophy and Headwear

  2. Cora says:

    Actually, mine is titled “Gone”.

    1. Jay says:

      Fixed as well!

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