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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-05 20:14
Subject: [writing] Stories from the flash fiction open round
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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 criada.

© 2009. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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"

evaleastaristev: "Untitled"

newroticgirl: "The Year They Outlawed Blue"

martyn44: "The Blue Hat"

etcet: "Untitled"

edwardmartiniii: "Untitled"

manmela: "The Salt of Life"

edwardmartiniii: "Untitled 2"

joshenglish: "Untitled"

a_r_williams: "Untitled"

biomekanic: "In an Octopus's Garden"

bridget_coila: "Hat"

martinlivings: "Tradition"

wyld_dandelyon: "The Big Blue Tent"

uglychicken: "The Sea, The Hat, The Rock"

leesmiley: "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

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: biomekanic
Date: 2009-09-06 15:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My brain just pinged the title: In an Octopus's garden.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-08 00:45 (UTC)
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2009-09-06 19:51 (UTC)
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A chapbook would be kinda spiffy... but also probably quite a bit of work on your part?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-08 00:41 (UTC)
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Yep, a lot of work, unless I can find a sucker publisher to swing it for me.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2009-09-09 04:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I could donate layout, but I'm too broke to donate capital. If the idea keeps nagging me, maybe I'll spin up a webpage, or maybe just a pdf.
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