Friday, February 5, 2016

Flash Fiction #4 Results

Can you believe it? Two weeks have passed, and many flash fiction stories have been written! Congratulations, everyone! In this post, I will link to all the stories you’ve written for this challenge. But wait, you’re not done! Now it’s time for the rest of the challenge: providing critiques. You are responsible for reading and giving constructive feedback for at least two stories: that written by the person who gave you your prompt and the one written by the person you gave a prompt to. Remember to be kind and offer advice that is genuinely helpful. I’ll post the links in the same order that your prompts were assigned, so find your story and then visit the stories directly above and below yours. Have fun! Also, at the bottom of this post, I’m excited to introduce a secondary challenge related to this one!

Flash Fiction #4 Results

There are a couple of stories that haven’t been posted yet, so for now I’ve put placeholders in the list. I’ll update it as the other stories are posted.

"A Stag in the Night" by Katie Grace

Flash Fiction by Faith P.

"Peace in the Rain" by Jesseca Dawn

Flash Fiction by s.m.b.

"Ready to Fly?" by Emmarayne Redding

"The Ocean of Sand" by Anna Jolene

"The Kid" by Faith Song


Flash Fiction by Rachael Steele

Flash Fiction by Evan White

"I was Within and Without" by Athelas Hale

"Black Letter" by Sarah

"Dragon's Girl" by Sierra Joanne

Flash Fiction by Jessi L. Roberts

"Heroism is Dead" by Me

So, about that secondary challenge I mentioned. I don’t know about those of you who have participated in these challenges before, but I often receive excellent feedback on my stories, points that could make them genuinely better. Yet I never do anything with them after the challenge is over.

I’m changing that this time.

This time, I’m going to take the feedback I receive and apply it. I’m going to take the time to edit my flash fiction. And in one month, I’m going to post the new version here on The Ink Loft. Word count gets thrown out the window; I’m focused on telling this story in the best way it can be told.

So, maybe I’m the only one who wants to do that. That’s completely fine. If anyone wants to jump on the editing bandwagon with me, though, that would be fun. Feel free to either tell me you’re going to do the one-month edit or just post it without saying anything at all. This is completely up to you. I just want to implement some editing practice for myself.

So, what do you think? Want to edit with me?


  1. Ooh. So many good stories!

    The secondary challenge is a good idea. :-) I might do this... But first I'll wait and see what feedback I get... xP

    1. Well, editing isn't necessarily tied to feedback. You still get to decide everything. ;)

  2. Awesome stories, the ones I've read so far! Good job, everyone!

    Here's mine:

    1. Thanks, Rayne! I'll update the post. :)

    2. Thanks. Sorry it was so late!

      I may just take you up on the second part of the challenge... as soon as I get some critique. :)

    3. It happens. :)

      That would be fun!

  3. Is/was there a deadline for when people were supposed to have the stories critiqued? I haven't gotten any critique on mine.

    1. There's not a set deadline, no. I am actually one of the people who owes you critique, and I'm sorry it's taken me so long. I've had a busy couple of weeks. Trust me, though. I have not forgotten about you. :) And I'll make a mention of the critiques in tomorrow's blog post.

    2. I guess things must have been pretty busy your way.

    3. Oh, Jessi, I am so sorry! Things have been extremely busy for me, but that's really no excuse for blowing you off. Please forgive me. I'll get your critique for you this week.


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