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October 8, 2013 > Flash Fiction Writing launched

Flash Fiction Writing launched

Submitted By Arathi Satish

The Fremont Cultural Arts Council, Half Price Books, Nothing Bundt Cake sponsored Flash Fiction Writing Contest was held Saturday, September 28. Eighty-nine entries were posted around and between bookcases Half Price Books in Fremont. Margaret Thornberry, President, FCAC pointed out that, ÒThe authors managed to do an amazing job of compressing humor, pathos, sadness or joy into just those few words, developing suspenseful plots, setting creepy scenes, or surprising the reader with unexpected endings.

Author names were not posted with the stories which were judged by patrons of Half Price Books who prowled the aisles, lists of the titles in hand, trying to decide on their top five favorite stories. Most of the stories got at least a vote or two; it took almost an hour to complete the tally.

The event, organized by Al Minard, had such a positive response that FCAC is going to continue Flash Fiction Writing as an annual event. Top prizes were awarded to Richard Lau for his stories: ÔThree Little Pigs 2.0Õ, ÔNew TricksÕ and ÔDivorce by the Books.Õ
William BrownÕs 'Emergency Response,Õ and Katrina OrdonezÕ ÔSightseeingÕ received awards and a special PresidentÕs Choice was given to ÔGreenlightÕ by Anthony Amodei.

Winning entries will be featured in future issues of Tri-City Voice.

For more details of the event, visit www.fremontculturalartscouncil.org.
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