Hello lovers of flash fiction.  The summer is coming to an end and what better way to celebrate that than a host of stories that deal with the idea of obligation.  We have all dealt with this feeling in one way or another.  Please enjoy the following 8 stories from 8 different perspectives.

I am please to welcome five newcomers to the IBAS family:  John Riley, John Grochalski, Denis M. Sheehan, Bud Smith, and Bruce J. Berger.

I am also pleased to say “hello to my little friends” that keep coming back for more:  Misti Rainwater-Lites, Maude Larke, and Timothy Gager.

I want to take this time to say thank you to all the great writers who have made this project possible.  I get such great support from the fans of this website and your energy keeps it all going.  After Episode 31 (which comes out in December), I am going to be going to a new format.  I will be putting out new episodes only once every two months instead of monthly.  I love to keep my deadlines and the monthly format has me feeling rushed sometimes to put out the best possible group of stories.  I want to deliver a great product so the new format will start in January of 2013.

Thank you for your patience and support.  Enjoy this episode.  Comment.  Writers love to know what you think.

Aleathia Drehmer