Third Thursday Flash (Halloween!) Submission Call!

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Well, Evie’s pointer fingers are still pressed tightly together until next week (see my last post, I’m Putting My Pointer Fingers Together And…, for more info), but that can’t stop the Third Thursday Flash idea submission call!

As a reminder, every three Thursdays I’m posting a 500 to 1,000 word flash fiction piece I’ve written based on your idea! Submissions are now open for theme ideas you’d like me to craft from for next Thursday’s post—but this time, Halloween themes and monsters are encouraged! Please pass along whatever idea you like (a theme, a sentence, a prompt, a couple of words you’d like me to incorporate or use as background—your choice, but ghouls, goblins, ghosts, vampires, witches, and other creatures of the night are HIGHLY encouraged). Send your suggestions to me by email at; submissions will remain open until Monday the 29th at 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, when I will pick one of your great ideas and craft a Halloween-themed piece! Also, be sure to let me know in your email if you’d like to remain anonymous; otherwise, you’ll be getting a shout out for your great idea if it’s chosen!

I can’t wait to hear your ideas! In the meantime, you can find out more about Third Thursday Flash and read past editions here.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

About Eva Rieder

Eva Rieder is a speculative and contemporary/mainstream fiction author. By day, she masquerades as a high school Math and English teacher. Though she adores teaching and her students very much, when Eva returns home she reglues her fingertips to the keyboard to pursue her alter ego’s destiny. She currently lives and writes in Northern California with her two keyboard-savvy cats. View all posts by Eva Rieder

8 responses to “Third Thursday Flash (Halloween!) Submission Call!

  • Jessica Vealitzek

    Okay – this comes to you from my dream last night: An enormous hairy spider (like, the size of a soccer ball) crawling along a tree branch and onto the web of another enormous hairy spider, and eating the other spider. Since I’d read this post yesterday, I thought of you when I woke up this morning. Don’t know what that says about you. (Or me.)

    • Eva Rieder

      Ooooh…Glad to be thought of, and also intrigued by the spider dream (though spiders completely terrify me—eek!). I might just run with this one, miss! Thanks for the idea and for commenting! (And for dreaming for me…?) 🙂

  • Katherine Checkley

    Hey Eva…just want to let you know I nominated you for Liebster Award. Check it out on my blog when you get a chance 🙂

  • M. Ziegler

    I am so stuck on Halloween I have no original story ideas – although the above spider story might freak me out. I just did a post on a spider predicament. Anyway i did not see the Illuminating Blogger award in your award collection so I nominated you… seems you are rather popular on awards this week 🙂

    • Eva Rieder

      Thank you so much, Michelle! And I am warning you—I might run with the spider idea. One hour left on submissions, but we will see! 🙂 I enjoyed your last post on fear, by the way. Spiders, yuck. Thank you for commenting, and again for the award! I’ll get on that post very soon… 🙂

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