Bit of a cheat today, but here is a link to the Newbie shortlist of 5 flash stories from Helen Yendall's Random Words competition. The Newbie category is a great idea, allowing new writers who haven't yet been published elsewhere to enter a story.
The Open shortlist of flash stories from the same competition should be available later today. The Indoor Writer did enter a story, but as the judge muttered about the 'plague' of rats featuring in the stories then she's not too optimistic about her chances... I told her to write about pigs, but she never listens to me and went ahead with the rat tale.
Look out for the announcement of the two winning stories tomorrow at Helen's Blog about writing.