The Song Stories anthology submissions are in full swing. A few Motivation Monday regulars have joined the list of talented authors already participating in this anthology. Don't miss out! The submission call closes December 1
Rebekah Postupak doesn't yet have a web blog, but you can follow her on Twitter and check out her amazing entries all around the flash fiction circuit.
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- The story must start from the prompt. This means the prompt must be the
first words in the story.
- No more than 500 words (not including the
prompt). No less than 100 words.
- Any genre (in fact an
unexpected genre will get you more points.)
- Entries must be submitted
by Tuesday Noon EST
- The winner of each week's competition will be
invited to judge the following week and post the winner's badge similar to the
one on the right.
- Have fun!
By Wakefield Mahon
Wild grass and weeds had grown up; reclaiming what was once evidence of six thousand years of technological advances. The shuttle was a last ditch effort to save a human race on the brink of self-destruction.
The plan was to land on the nearest inhabitable planet but a computer error botched the landing. To make matters worse, most of the stasis units malfunctioned 80 light years ago. Adam awoke to a macabre museum of mankind. He shuddered to think of his wife Lilly in her last moments.
He stared at the wreckage of the crash site. Years of therapy wouldn’t help him overcome the survivor’s guilt. Not that there were any therapists left. He knew he had to keep moving to survive, but some days it felt like all his reasons to keep going were long gone.
He felt a small tug on his hand. Not all of his reasons were gone. He smiled down at the little boy with Lilly’s sweet eyes. “Hey there little man! What’s up?”
“Aunt Eve says she needs your help in the garden, papa.”
“Tell her I’ll be right there.” Adam took a deep breath and closed his eyes. “I’m just saying good bye.”
This week's winner will receive a free copy of my latest short story, "The Messenger"
An angelic messenger tries to deliver an important message to a man on the edge of disaster, but demonic forces keep getting in the way.
Follow Angel as he battles drunken demons, sultry succubi and annoying gremlins. Available now at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Messenger-ebook/dp/B0090LYGLO