And the winners are? – The Sunshine Awards Flash Fiction Contest – Read and pic your favorite

Wow, I really love these three entries.  These guys put a lot of thought into this.

I am so glad that I can give the award to all three of them, so here is your little flowers badge ladies!  Thanks for playing!

Just for fun, I am going to open this up for voting.  It doesn’t matter who wins, but which one do you guys think is the best?  Give your favorite a click!

Entry from the Lovely Ms Erin

The late August sunshine filtered through the leaves, playing patterns over her face. Sweat glistened on her forehead and pasted the grey tank-top to her back. Wiping her eyes with the back of her hand, she peered into the viewfinder of her Nikon. It was worth it to brave the southern summer heat for this. She adjusted the focus on the zoom lens until the object of her attention came into sharp focus. She smiled.

Note from me:  Wow, what a visual.  I totally see this!

The entry from the Lovely Ms Beth

He’d been following her since daybreak.   It was not for a full mile past the ribbon stall that she laughed aloud, tickled as a little boy chased his sister with a bug-eyed fish.

He hastened to snatch the vial from his threadbare cloak and collect the threads of shimmering yellow that danced before his eyes, invisible to all but him.   Once it was a third full he stopped it up with the cork and stored it in his pouch.

The Master would be pleased. At long last, he had succeeded in his final test.  He had bottled sunshine.

Note from  me:  Fantastic concept

Add the entry from the talented and gutsy Wendy Reid

Huddled behind a jetting outcrop, she pressed her knees to her chest so hard that her muscles ached. Shoulders hunched against the frigid cold of the moonlit desert, she put her hands up to her ears in the hopes to stop the cold wind from entering her head. The sand under her bottom was bitter cold and hard as ice, a far cry from it’s daylight properties.

Facing Eastward, she watched as the orange ball slowly appeared over the horizon. Nikki had never been happier to see the sun shine and feel the heat of its rays.

Note from me:  Oh, this sounds so much like the start or middle of something good.  This one had me wanting more.  I mean really wanting more.  Nicely done, Wendy.

If you like spicy adult recreational reading material, check out Wendy’s collection of short shorts called BEDTIME STORIES on Amazon.

For an intense read, for the not-so faint at heart, check out Wendy’s suspense novel:  A MOTHER’S LOVE on Amazon.

Okay, so here we go.  Which entry was your favorite?

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9 responses to “And the winners are? – The Sunshine Awards Flash Fiction Contest – Read and pic your favorite

  1. Pingback: Sunshine Award – Want one too? « Wendy's Works

  2. YAY! I’m a finalist! :) LOL

    Thanks for hosting Jennifer.

  3. writerwendyreid

    Jennifer, in accepting the award (and thank you btw), what else has to be done besides giving it to others? (10 blogs I believe). I tried to find your initial post on this award but it’s nowhere to be found. :-)

  4. Well done everyone. :-)

  5. writerwendyreid

    Wow…thanks so much Jennifer for your comments and mentioning my books. I don’t know what I did to deserve all the attention, but thank you! I voted for Ms. Beth. That last line just pulls me in. :-)

    • Thank you, Ms. Jennifer! I shall happily traipse off to write a Sunshine post! I like your idea of making it a contest; perhaps I’ll continue the challenge on mine. :D

      And thank you, Ms. Wendy for the vote! I may turn that 100 word snippet into a short story someday. :)