Week 44 – of #5MinuteFiction

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Voting is open. All the wonderful entries from today’s Mission to Mars prompt have been listed and I’m excited to see who gets the fun prize for the week! I will say this much for sure, voting won’t be easy. All of the entries are intense in one way or another. I love to see what lies ahead.

We do have a new judge lined up for next week. I’ll get you more details on that come Thursday!

Make sure to share the page, the prompt, and have fun!

 

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#5MinuteFiction Week 44 Prompt

Welcome to this week’s unique #5MinuteFiction

Due to our unique situation this week we have an open Flash Fiction Contest. This simply means that everyone who submits a piece of Flash Fiction with tonight’s prompt will be entered into the voting. The winner will be announced on Thursday evening.

This week’s prizes include 2 Scifi Novels – Xarrok Birth of an Empire books 1 & 2 (or 3 and a short story if you’ve read one and two); 1 Xarrok short story – Memories of Hel; a $5 Barnes and Nobel gift card.

Here’s the Prompt for tonight:

Your character has been selected to be on the first four person ship that will land on Mars. It’s nearing time to arrive. Now what?

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Quick Reminders:

The rules:

  • Your entry must contain the prompt.
  • You can write anything: any style, any genre, poetry or prose.
  • Post your entry in the comments of the prompt post no later than 7:45 pm CST.

What happens next?
The weekly judge will sweat over all the entries and choose his or her five favorites, which will be announced around 9pm CST. Then it’s up to you: vote in the finalists’ poll. The winner announced at 8:00 pm CST on Thursday (the one following the event), takes all! In this case, all means intense pride and the adulation of all the participants.

A Few Notes:

  • In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, check with Catrina for who to contact.

This week’s #5MinuteFiction

Good Afternoon!

I hope the day has been fun!

This week we have made an adjustment as our Guest Judge will not be available. We are going to invite everyone to be this week’s guest judge instead.

At the usual 7:30pm the prompt will go live. As usual, everyone is invited to join in the fun by adding their contribution to the comments on the prompt. We will close the entries at 7:45 and everyone who has an entry time stamped before 7:45 will be posted in our poll by 9pm.

Voting will go out from there. Everyone can contribute, pass on this week’s prompt and encourage others to do the same.

I hope you’re excited. I think this is going to be a fun event!

And for a prize – a $5 dollar gift card to Barnes and Noble as well as a donation of books from several authors. Watch for the covers in the coming post.

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Week 43 #5MinuteFiction

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I’m excited to announce that this week’s winner is Katheryn Avila @katheryn_avila!

Jen Felts – @JenLeigh8 – will be in contact to follow up about your free short story edit! This has been a fantastic event this week and I can’t wait to introduce you to next weeks guest judge!

Sunday afternoon you’ll meet our judge.

Tuesday at 730 you’ll get the prompt and by 9 the finalists!

It’s going to be a great week, and a fabulous weekend! Congrats to everyone who played!

Week 43 of #5MinuteFiction

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Our Illustrious Judge, Jen Felts, has narrowed our options down to three fantastic entries for tonight!

Voting begins now and will end at noon on Thursday. I’ll announce the winner around dinner time!

Don’t forget that Jen is kind enough to offer a free short story edit to our winner.

If you need a refresher on the fantastic stories from tonight visit this weeks #5MinuteFiction Prompt

Can’t wait to see you Thursday!

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#5MinuteFiction Week 43

Welcome to #5MinuteFiction!
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We’ve had a rocky start since the transition to The Writing Network but we’re just gearing up!
This week’s fantastic guest judge is Jen Felts, Acquisitions Editor of Distinguished Press. As a fantastic prize she’s going to award the winner the prize of one free short story edit.

Quick Refresher:

#5MinuteFiction is a Fun Flash Fiction event that gives you 5 minutes to write something related to the given prompt.

Check out the prompt which will appear every Tuesday at 7:30 pm CST and spend five minutes writing the most brilliant thing ever. You have an additional ten minutes to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets.

The rules:

  • Your entry must contain the prompt.
  • You can write anything: any style, any genre, poetry or prose.
  • Post your entry in the comments of the prompt post no later than 7:45 pm CST.

What happens next?
The weekly judge (tonight Jen Felts) will sweat over all the entries and choose his or her five favorites, which will be announced around 9pm CST. Then it’s up to you: vote in the finalists’ poll. The winner announced at 8:00 pm CST on Thursday (the one following the event), takes all! In this case, all means intense pride and the adulation of all the participants.

A Few Notes:

  • In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, check with Catrina for who to contact.
  • The host reserves the right to remove hate speech, excessive violence, or similar but usually not too picky about the other stuff.
  • This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.
  • Follow the events on GooglePlus, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtag #5MinuteFiction and #5MinFic

 

Tonight’s Prompt is a GREAT one!

Your character takes shelter in a small cave on a mountain for the night. When he/she wakes in the morning, there’s three feet of snow on the ground. What do they do?

Go. GO. GO!