Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Flash Fiction: February Round

Welcome to Dude Write!

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If you keep up with the news, you probably already know that it's 2013. If not, welcome to 2013, hope you like it here in the future!

Our December Flash Mob was more of a cosy family dinner than a true mob. Let's try and change that, shall we?! Come on, dudes, put on your fiction hats, grab your fiction writing pens (no, not that, don't grab THAT) and bring some great fiction to the table.

As always, we'll have two winner cards to hand out - People's Man and Judge's Pick. Check out the buttons section for more on these.

Last week we let each of you guys judge the ladies in the Dudette competition. For the February flash fiction we turn the tables. Meet our guest judge: Madeleine Farraday.

Madeleine Farraday is a writer from Southern California. Her writing has appeared on FreeFlashFiction.com and TheStoryShack.com, and she will be published in an upcoming anthology put out by Twit Publishing. She likes flash and fantasy, scifi and horror. She works online for ETS and K12, and is married with 2 children.

Madeleine is no stranger to the fiction judging business. She has already acted as a guest judge for our flash fiction in July last year. So bring your best game!

Quick recap of the rules:
  1. New (you'll have almost a month to write and post) Original (non-pornographic) Fictional work.
  2. No more than 500 words.
  3. You must use the given prompt (see below)
  4. Lastly, and in keeping with the mission statement, you gotta be a dude.
Don't forget our Dude-tra (like a mantra, only better) :

Read (as many as you can), Tweet (and/or comment on the ones you like), and Vote (for your favorite...that isn't yours).

This month's prompt:
Madeleine dug up a curious picture that should hopefully stimulate some creative tales:

"Face on Mars". Source: Wikipedia

You won't get penalized for having an introductory paragraph to let your obviously bewildered readers know why you've lost your written mind and are entering this most awesome of contests, perhaps you can italicize it like this one.