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Frances Carden

About Frances Carden

Frances has a Masters in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins and works as a technical writer during the day, where she attempts to make software exciting.

Flash Fiction Contest Winner #3

Congratulations to author Shannon Morgan on winning Readers Lane’s third Flash Fiction contest!  Here is her story.  Don’t forget to enter your own story in our next contest!  Nicholas Dames / Flickr / CC 3.0 Pay at the Pump Author: Shannon Morgan Angel gripped the edges of the sink with no regard to what germs might be festering there. The white porcelain bowl suspended from the wall was the only thing keeping her from smacking her face against the dirty, tile floor. She closed her eyes against the spinning, took a deep breath and gagged on the stench. This [...]

August 16th, 2014|

Flash Fiction Contest Winner #2

Congratulations to author Elizabeth McCleary on winning Readers Lane's second Flash Fiction contest!  Here is her story.  Don't forget to enter your own story in our next contest!  stephanie casarez / Flickr / CC 3.0 Full Circle Author: Elizabeth McCleary Aithinne flitted from the circle with a sigh. She liked to dance, but usually preferred to dance alone. She had enjoyed the solitude of her ancient rowan for hundreds of years, but the arrival of children of men changed everything and she resented their intrusion. Her woodland no longer felt safe and secluded. Her sisters, fascinated by these humans [...]

August 2nd, 2014|

Flash Fiction Contest Winner #1

Congratulations to author Laura Sook Duncombe on winning Readers Lane's first Flash Fiction contest!  Here is her story.  Don't forget to enter your own story in our next contest!  simpleinsomnia / Flickr / CC 3.0 A Fish Tale Author: Laura Sook Duncombe “Mummy look, I found a seashell!” Micah, Helen’s thirteenth son, called to her from down the beach. She ran to him. “Don’t touch that, my darling! What did I tell you?” She fumed, batting the shell from his hand. “Never turn my back on the ocean. I know, but--” “No buts,” Helen interrupted. “Now get inside. It’s [...]

July 19th, 2014|