"Found" Flash Fiction Contest

Write a "Found" Flash Fiction (250-1000 word) story. "Find" your inspiration from a book currently on your shelves, on page 99 and paragraph two. You will choose your story nugget from the prose found there.
You may look (at most!) at THREE books before choosing one of them as your inspiration.

Your Author Notes must include:

(1.) the line that inspired your story (verbatim)
(2.) book title and author name
(3.) your story's word count

* Keep in mind that true flash fiction is not a story about a 'snippet of time'. It is a complete story in a short format that still requires a beginning, middle (climax) and conclusion.

Maximum number of words = 1000.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 80.00 member dollars. There are only 2 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Tuesday, April 12, 2016.




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All contest entries will be reviewed by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. The committee will read all entries to ensure that the contest rules are being followed. If your entry is disqualified you will not be refunded the entry fees. The committee will review the entries when the deadline is reached. The voting will begin after the committee determines that all entries qualify and disqualify those that do not.

If a word count is not specified above there is no word count requiment. Recommended length is 5,000 words or less.

This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Write a "Found" Flash Fiction (250-1000 word) story. "Find" your inspiration from a book currently on your shelves, on page 99 and paragraph two. You will choose your story nugget from the prose found there.

    Your Author Notes must include:
    (1.) the line that inspired your story (verbatim)
    (2


If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

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robyn corum Position Reserved
humpwhistle Entered Snipe, Snipe, Snipe
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frogbook Entered Missing You (979 words)
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Realist101 Position Reserved
LoannaLois Entered Not Again
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Ulla Entered The Life that Passed Me By
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Patricia Brooks Position Reserved
~Dovey Entered A Tale of Horror