I am taking part of a challenge called Friday Flash Fiction through a Facebook group. #fridayflash is a group dedicated to writers who post new flash fiction (stories of 1000 words or less) on their blogs every Friday (or as often as they can).
We are looking for well written, well edited stories only, not five minute throwaways. The idea is to get readers to look for the #fridayflash hashtag on Twitter, follow the links, read the stories, and then spread the word about the best of the best via retweet, FB, or blog posts. In theory word-of-mouth will cause the best authors to stand out and build their reputations. #fridayflash is a partnership between committed writers and dedicated readers. Both readers and writers are welcome to join this group.
These are the stories I have written during FFF challenge:
Premise: It’s not always the bride one needs to be cautious about.
Genres: LGBT, romance, paranormal, urban fantasy,
Tags: witches, survival, stepbrother, relationships, MM, family
Description: Efren Wooldrige, a food service manager at a 3 star restaurant Le Petit Chef, is up for a nasty surprise, when he discovers that his mother, whom he hasn’t had any contact for 7 years, has no problem selling him to his new stepbrother Steven Custer for acceptance for her marriage to Steven’s father. Served on a plate, hot. But hot food burns your tongue if one isn’t careful.
Steven Custer, a CEO of a large corporation, has no doubt his father loves his new bride. However, the past has taught him that it’s not always the bride one ought to be cautious about. There are always “new” family members, who see no problem swindling their way up using the new family connections. So with the new bride he decides to take the matters in his own hands and prevent the ugly past from repeating again.
Premise: Pipe dreams aren’t fairy tales.
Tags: preteens, family, summer camp, youth problems
Description: Laura’s life gets shattered to pieces, when the small orphanage she grew up in is disbanded and her seven young brothers sent across the country to other orphanages. They might not share the blood, but she can’t accept that twist of life and decides she will not let law break up the only family they all had.
So when she ends up on Maksim’s doorstep with plans of summer camp for boys, Maksim can’t resist helping her, going as far as to offer his own summer house for the camp.