Official “Shoes” Flash Fiction Finalists!

The voting portion of our “Shoes” Flash Fiction Contest is now complete!  These seven top vote earners will now move on to the CCC judge determined portion of the contest:

1) “Love Endlessly” by Kirk Michael
2) “The White Shoes” by Pauline Micciche
3) “Angie Pays the Rent” by Laura Haddock
4) “Perceived Threat” by Rocky Lewis
5) “Star Showers” by Deborah Cottle
6) “The Frenchman’s Shoes” by Cherie Kail
7) “Finding My Own Shoes” by Sarrah Farris

Unfortunately, “Backstage” by Heidi Durig Heiby was disqualified.  Only tense and number of the mandatory line were permitted to be modified.  “But those are not your shoes” is not an acceptable permutation (more info).  Sorry, I know it’s an insignificant change, but rules are rules.

Five CCC selected judges will each award a $15 Amazon.com gift card to the winner of their choice.  One finalist could walk away with all $75 in prizes, or five different winners could each take $15.

Stay tuned to the blog next week as we announce the winners.  You can also browse all of the stories that were submitted here.

This contest was brought to you by the release of our anthology Across Town: Stories of Columbus, which features the work of 12 Central Ohio authors.  Every story is set in Columbus, Ohio.  The book is available in paperback or a variety of e-book formats.  If you enjoyed this contest, please support Columbus Creative Cooperative and purchase a copy today.

Also, don’t forget about our 3-Book Gift Set for only $25.00.

3 thoughts on “Official “Shoes” Flash Fiction Finalists!”

  1. The judges may correct me, but I believe the top vote getting stories are still in the descending order of the number of votes they received. The disqualification came after the public voting when judges checked the first seven stories for adherence to the rules, and one story did not. They then checked the eighth story and found that it adhered to the rules. It then became the seventh story to be considered for a prize. The stories with the 8th through 12th highest number of votes still had the 8th through the 12th highest number of votes by the public.

  2. That’s correct. The Flash Fiction Contest page still indicates all of the stories (including the disqualified one) and their full vote counts. We’ll leave this page as it is for now.

    The list of finalists on this page removes the disqualified story, and bumps the former 8th place story into the 7th finalist position.

    We’re only accepting the top 7 stories as finalists.

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