I submit a short story almost weekly to the indies unlimited web site, which has a weekly 250 word Flash Fiction Contest. The stories are just long enough for a coffee break, or to help you ignore a batch of one minute commercials on your TV. If you like this story then on Wednesday or Thursday please click on over to Indies Unlimited and vote for my story, Thank you JB Wocoski
Now for this weeks story, which will appear in my Next Short Story Anthology, Deadwood Chronicles” you can read the 10 story preview plus other tales on WattPad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/JBWocoski
Everyone in all times have always shared the same fearful thought; we have never been closer to self-destruction than today. There is no comfort in fearing that war could end it all very quickly. Think about it for a minute, with great power comes waste and corruption, negligence and foolishness. Now for this week’s story:
Brother Jacob opened the ancient tome, and read aloud from the thousand-year old sacred text, “With all missiles of mass destruction to be destroyed by all nations, the earth and all its inhabitants were blessed with the Great Peace. For the first time in the history of mankind, peace was at hand.” He asked, “Are there any questions on this passage?”
Brother Markus, a new divinity student inquired, “I don’t understand sir, how did the Last Great War happen, if there were no missiles?”
Brother Jacob instructed, “There was no war. The rest of the passage explains man’s foolishness: In the twenty-second year of the Great Peace, all nations prospered. However, there grew great discontent among all men in Merica, and they fell into ignorance and chose a fool to rule them all. When shown the Great Football of State, he demanded to be the one to kick it off. The fool unlaced it, and discovered a red button the size of a toe. Thinking all missiles of mass destruction destroyed, laughingly, he kicked that red button, and all missiles still armed were launched.”
Stunned, Brother Markus thought for a moment then it dawned on him, “Oh! That’s why at the end of every year, we hang missiletoe in our doorways and hug and kiss under it, so no one kicks it off with their foot.”
Just then the class bell rang, Brother Jacob grinned from ear to ear, “Class over! Remember, it’s bad luck to kick missiletoe.”
Sponsored by: “The Last Master of Go and Other Strange Tales” by JB Wocoski My first Sci-fi & Fantasy Short Story Book: “The Last Master of Go and other Strange Tales” and it is now also available in Large Print and on Kindle under my pen name JB Wocoski. Discover how a never ending game of Go, a Lunar Eclipse and an Earthquake all come together in Little Tokyo in a mind bending short story, called The Last Master of Go, which won the 2016 Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Competition. The other short stories run the gamut of alien abductions and alien invasions to post apocalyptic stories and even some time travel stories. Oh, and even at least one werewolf story and a couple of Zombie survival tales. Think of these stories as enjoyable reading hors d’oeuvres and appetizers to be savored and reread whenever you have a few minutes to take a break away from reality.
If you have been reading my Flash Fiction page, then you will know that I try to submit one 250 word short story to the Indies Unlimited weekly challenge.
Well I feel very honored for on April 2, 2016 my flash fiction short story for the writing prompt “The Blind” was voted as the Readers’ Choice in that week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. To read this short story, please click here. I thank all those who voted for my entry; thank you very much.
On May 14th, 2016 my flash fiction short story for the writing prompt “Sharp Stones” was voted as the Readers’ Choice in that week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. To read this short story, please click here. I thank all those who voted for my entry; thank you very much.
My February 6, 2016 my flash fiction short story was selected as an Editor’s Choice Selection by the Indies Unlimited Judges . As you know, each week, the public gets to choose the Readers’ Choice winning entry by popular vote and the author is rewarded with a special feature on Saturdays. In the case of the Editors’ Choice winners, they garner a coveted spot in the first ever Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Editors’ Choice Anthology.
Today’s Flash Fiction story was brought to you by: “The Last Master of Go and Other Strange Tales” by JB Wocoski
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