Some quick comments:
Overall, this month's entries were all awesome, making it really hard to pick my favorite. I think the no theme/themed debacle is making it even harder to choose. But, choose we must.
The Bard by Cirias
An example of a writer that knows how to manipulate his characters and the reader. I liked the glimpse into how you develop a character and/or story. Well done! I can't offer you much to improve the piece, it reads very well. However, I do think it has a limited audience. In that sense, you've done very well to meet the challenge of my no theme/writer theme, but at the expense of possibly alienating a "normal" reader. Maybe I'm being narrow minded (or just trying to come up with something constructive)?
Space Marines in Space by Merik7
This story had my favorite line among all the stories. Cute tale, but the ending kind of fizzled out (sort of like the space marines). Otherwise, well done.
The Unwritten Story by norm
This is an awesome entry, norm. Another great response to the no theme/writer theme combo (which I think came about unintentionally). And it also shows your deft ability to craft an enjoyable story with so few words. Great job.
The Waiting Room by D.R. Stevenson
A good message piece that may have gotten drowned in the message! Otherwise, a good effort, D.R. Keep working at it. I look forward to more of your stories.
Liam Baldwin - An Unauthorised Autobiography by JunkMonkey
Made me laugh, numerous times. Enough said.
Anger Management by txshusker
Very cool world, and the demon was sufficiently scary and enticing enough for me to want to follow his dark path, but it ended too quickly. For me, it needed to go further. Otherwise, excellent, as always.
A Darkness in Molar by Gkarlives
It seems, if we don't like to write about ourselves, we write about our demons. Another demon tale that dropped us into a rich story-world. The only thing missing is: why was Augustine taking the time to flog Fallion? It hints at a much larger tale. Regardless, this works as a flash. Good job!
IT'S IN THE ETHER by Slynt
This was our best fantasy entry this month, I believe. A great setting, with two likable characters. I especially related to the main character and the piece's message, but there wasn't enough conflict or "story" for this to work as a flash. Would love to see a longer version of this and see where you take it.
The Map Maker by tmso
Not a flash...next!
Faust in a Series by DailyRich
A demon (in the guise of the devil) tale! And a writer! Rich, your skills and prose never cease to amaze me. You are a master among novices.
Zygote by gainespost
The flashy-st of the flashes this month, I liked the tale of the hesitant and scared sperm? egg? After the second read, I wasn't too sure who the 'I' was. Am I missing something obvious?
Perils of Hunting by Wulfen
Beastie things that are sort of like...demons! I should have made demons the theme this month...
I really enjoyed this story. I liked our gunslinger (resurrect him, please), the western-like world, the magic and the wicked bad guys. A great snap shot of your world at a crucial juncture in the main character's journey.
You, Me by Tristis
Another demon! But a welcomed one.
A great coming-of-age tale that managed to throw a dragon in your bedroom. Well described, and loved mom's fire and brimstone rant. Excellent job.
Conspiracy Theory #73: The True Inventor of Time Travel by slindeman
I am one of those annoying readers that you need to pound the obvious into. I just don't get it. I really liked the individual pieces, but
I'm just not sure how the professor managed to follow him around and kill him just before he showed up. How would he know where he was going?
Ooooh! The journal? He's in the future? Going back? But...how? Unless he went far enough into the future to read each entry before, then traveled back just before, but each time couldn't quite get him before he jumped?
All really good entries, folks. I thought I'd be able to decide which is my favorite if I wrote a bit on each, but I can't decide right now. Maybe in a day or so...I don't usually have this hard of a time...