I feel both honoured and humbled to have had my #fridayflash story "First Foot" nominated for the #FridayFlash 2009 Reader's Choice Award over at Mad Utopia. To be honest, it hasn't really sunk in yet!
In November, J. M. Strother, the originator of the #fridayflash project, proposed an Anthology to mark the six month anniversary of the #fridayflash project, part of which would include a Reader's Choice Award for stories nominated and voted for by the #fridayflash readership.
#FridayFlash is a relatively new venture for me, my first story was submitted in November following encouragement (some would say cajolement!) from some very supportive authors and fellow #fridayflash writers I follow on Twitter; you know who you are! The story seemed to be well received so I figured I may as well have another go and, five stories and two poems later I'm hooked!
My nominated story "First Foot" was born out of a desire to write something based around the custom of first-footing to tie in with New Year, though it didn't start out as a vampire story. In fact I'm not entirely sure where it came from at all. I had a few vague ideas, sat down to write and the next thing I knew there was a vampire running around the place. It was as though this character really wanted to have his story told and wrote it for me. Since posting I have had some wonderful feedback for which I am very grateful, and a number of suggestions that I use this story as the basis for a novel. Now then, that's a thought!
Anyway, as my story "First Foot" has been kindly nominated for the 2009 Reader's Choice Award and the polls are now open over at Mad Utopia, I'll not keep you any longer. If you happen to be passing and...ya know...would like to vote for "First Foot"...I would very much appreciate your support.
Please go here to vote and to check out the nominated stories, including "First Foot." Don't forget to read the other great stories which were nominated.
Oh, and take a cup of your favourite hot beverage with you. You’ll want to relax and enjoy the stories.