Cherie Reich, (Congratulations Cherie on three successful blogging years), AND I was notified that I won first place in her 2nd Annual Flash Fiction contest.
This was my first time participating in a Flash Fiction contest, but since I love a good short story, I decided to enter. Writing a story that met the requirements of beginning with the words, Lightning Flashed, and staying within the 300 word limit, proved to be a great way to work my writing muscle.
Learning that I made it to the finals took me completely by surprise since I had traveled around reading many of the stories; which were AMAZING! Discovering that I had won was truly an unexpected treat!
Congratulations to everyone who had the guts to write a Flash Fiction piece in 300 words or less and share it on the internet. Congratulations to Media Sharif, Geek Banter, Faraway Eyes, Demolishing the Block, and Title by Jaq, who all made it to the finals.
I couldn't have done this without your support. So, THANK YOU! Your continued encouragement, and heartfelt comments, provide me with the security I need to go on.