Votes Needed for this week’s Flash Fiction Entry – THANKS to My Readers, and Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? What has this year taught you? Taking it a little deeper, what has God KEPT you through this past year?

I think it’s been a rough year for everyone, and I know many families are struggling in these difficult times we are going through these days, but perhaps if each of us can stop for a moment and think of what we DO have to be thankful for, the ways God HAS come through for us, the little things, little blessings that so often go unnoticed, because we tend to let ourselves be stressed over what all is wrong. But as a Christian writer, I have tried to work on learning to focus more on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as the solution, the only One Who has the power to save and heal the brokenness so many are going through. Believe me, this has not been an easy lesson for me to learn. I have problems just like anyone else. But as a writer, I know now, the more I can help influence others through my work, the more I can make a difference. Together, we can all make a difference in the world around us. There’s always someone hurting or in need that we can help if we just look for them, just as Jesus did when He walked here on earth. Here is a post I did a couple of years ago on reaching out to those who are hurting during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

So, I entered this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge, and I need your vote! The poll is open until Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. Click here to read this week’s stories, and again, we have a 250 word limit, so it will only take a minute or two to read it. My story is the 4th one down:

Click here to read my flash fiction entry.

Then click here to vote! 

Of course, I didn’t want to just ask for your vote without including a little something here for you as well, and taking a moment to say, thank you, to each and every one of you who have subscribed to my humble little blog/website here, who have supported me and taken the time to believe in me, just as I believe in you! It is for you, my readers, that I keep writing. So, take a moment and read that post I gave the link for above, and go make a difference in your world this Thanksgiving and Christmas. It will not go unrewarded. His Word promises us that. So, once again, thank you, and here’s hoping you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!!

I do have some awesome new books coming soon, so don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss out! And don’t eat too much turkey!!!

Votes Needed! This Week’s Flash Fiction Challenge…and YOUR Writing Prompt

cropped-2014-01-15_14-05-07_194-copy-3-copy-1.jpgSo I did it. I decided to enter this week’s Indies Unlimited Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge. I don’t usually do these, but this week, I felt led to try it. So, I need your vote! But you have to hurry and get your vote in, the poll closes Thursday, November 21 at 5 PM Pacific time.

They have a picture up each week, and entrants are to use this as inspiration. There is a 250 word limit, so it won’t take you but a minute or two to read my story. And just so you know, even though their rules say we can’t write anything “religious”, or political, etc, I still felt I could be inspirational. And if it gets my name out there, so that I can make a difference as I continue my own work, on the grander scale of things, then I am all for it. I work in obedience to the Great Author Himself, Who guides my work and all that I do.

The winner for the week is decided by vote, although the Editor’s Choice winners will eventually be compiled into an anthology. They have a poll embedded in the post with our names, mine and the other six entrants for this week. It’s easy. Click here first:, then scroll down to the comments section, where our entries are posted. My story is about the 5th one down. Take a moment to read it (and the others if you want to), then go to this page:, scroll down, and you’ll see my name, and the other entrants for this week listed in the poll, so you can vote for me, and let me know what ya think. To be fair, if you think someone else’s better deserves the vote, that’s fine too, but I hope you will vote for mine.

Now, for YOUR Writing Prompt… 

Then, if you are a writer yourself, why not follow their page and enter next week’s challenge? You never know, you just might win. If you do, be sure to let me know in the comments here, so I can go back and vote for you! Come on! It’s only 250 words…and a chance to get your name out there! I’ll be looking for your post!

Hey, it’s what we writers do, right? Writers helping writers. You’re welcome. 😉

And thank you! Not only for your vote (if you decide to vote for my story), but for taking the time to read my posts, follow my page, and maybe share a post if you find something helpful. Our readers and supporters are the reason we keep writing. For more on how I work and my upcoming books, click here, and be sure to subscribe because I’ve got some great new books coming very soon!

So, consider this your “writing prompt” as well. What if YOUR story could change someone’s life? Mine will be available soon. I’ll be looking to hear about yours as well! The picture above (the feature photo) is your “writing prompt” from me…just imagine that is YOUR book in the picture, that someone is getting ready to sit down to read. Is there a book stuck inside you? The world will never know if you don’t write it!

Together, we can make a difference.