And July’s Flash Fiction Fridays Theme Is...Summer!


Ahhh. Days filled with fun in the sun. More flexible schedules. Barbecues. Swimming. Hanging out at the lake or by the ocean. A summer romance, perhaps? Or memories of your own personal independence at summer camp.

Whatever summer means to you, it’s time to start sending in your flash fiction pieces for July’s summer theme. Please submit 500 words or less on your fictional interpretation of summer. The deadline is June 27.

Please send submissions to Put "Flash Fiction Fridays" in the subject line and include a short bio with your story. If you aren't doing so already, please sign up to follow Bibliophilic Blather, so we can build our online writing community. 

Thanks. I look forward to reading your work.

Watch Out! Mama’s Coming for You 

Friend of the blog, Robin Morris, has released a new novel. Here is a synopsis.

One scary mother.

As the Conover family drives from L.A. to Chicago, increasingly strange things begin happening. Nine-year-old Michael sees a face form in the car window. Fourteen-year-old Alison notices two creepy children outside the family's motel room. A car purposely hits them, then speeds away. Mama has found the Conovers and is using them as a lesson for her children. 

Mama is relentless. 

Mama is powerful. 

And Mama will not stop until the Conovers are dead.

Robin's new novel is available at and


Lena said…
Thanks for the submission opportunity with July's Flash Fiction. I kinda chuckled at the cover of Mama. I don't know if it was meant to be funny, but she looked hungry not frightening. But that was just my initial reaction.
I think it looks scary and menacing.

Besides, hungry can be really frightening, especially if I have PMS.

I hope you send something in for Flash Fiction Fridays, Lena.
Beverly Diehl said…
Hey Karen - stopping by from my blog & SheWrites, and am now following. Not sure I'll be able to flash with you - am already doing a FF Friday, but your prompt is intriguing, so I may give it a shot.
Hope you do, Beverly. Thanks for stopping by.
Brent Nichols said…
That is one disturbing cover.

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