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Contest Time Once Again: Flash Fiction

That’s right, you heard me! I am hosting a third contest through my blog!

In October 2017, I hosted a Poetry Contest that was not only a success but also a ton of fun! I got to meet amazing poets from around the globe and enjoy their work. In December 2017, I held a Blogmas Contest that really encouraged bloggers to interact with one another.

Now, I am hoping to connect with some writers (poets or no; new or old followers) who are ready to write some Flash Fiction!

What is flash fiction? It is a story told in 100 words or less. Some of the most poignant stories can also be the shortest. One of the most famous works attributed to Hemingway is a six-word short story:

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Doesn’t that just send chills up your spine?

Here is a sample of my flash fiction.

“Unexpected phone calls carry the brevity of life.”

Your story does not have to be that short (although it can be), but it does need to be under 100 words. Anything over 100 words is automatically disqualified.

RULES:

  • To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my blog (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
  • Leave your flash fiction submission in the comment section.
  • I will be using a point system to chose the winner (this one is similar to the poetry contest system but it is a bit different):
    • You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
    • You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back (apparently WordPress removed the reblog button and replaced it with “Press This”)
    • Your flash fiction will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity, structure, content, theme, and overall awesomeness.
    • Technically someone can still win without sharing my contest, but sharing would provide additional points for any submissions that are tied.
    • You can only submit one flash fiction per blogger.
  • Last date for submissions is March 16th!

Prizes:

  • The WINNER of this Flash Fiction contest will receive:
    • Their flash fiction and their blog/bio will be featured on my site. This will be a great chance for you to get some publicity on another blogger’s site.
    • It will also include a short author interview!

I can only hope that this contest will be as successful as the last. I am anxiously awaiting your amazing submissions. Good luck!

Happy Writing Everyone!

 

143 thoughts on “Contest Time Once Again: Flash Fiction”

  1. You just blew my mind! Press This has been there for a while. I wondered why, but I came to notice differences between this and reblog. But to now delete the reblog button altogether? Is this confirmed? Someone in my Reader is saying they cannot reblog, but that this issue is being looked at by WP.

    This is such an amazing idea! Wishing everyone luck!

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  2. Hello Kayla Ann!
    Here’s my entry.
    Hope you like it!

    “Her fingers started to fidget when she heard the knock. She was expecting the one in camouflaged khaki uniform, gun over shoulder, a victorious smile and love in hand.
    The door was unlocked and it was a figure in khaki uniform, bag over shoulder, expressionless and letter in hand.”

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  3. Sounds like fun. Here’s mine:
    Not I
    by Darnell Cureton
    Tulip fresh, honeysuckled breath filling the air.
    “We need to talk.”
    Feeling awe in delightful touching, arms outstretched, waiting to be received.
    “We need a hug.”
    Mint, cherry, chocolate or swirl, never vanilla.
    “We need variety to keep things fun.”
    Lemonade, without a sugar coating.
    “We need to remember times will get better.”
    Emotions shaken, not stirred.
    “We need each other”
    Reach for the stars.
    “We need to remember to give thanks.”
    The warmth of fingers interlaced, breaking the cold better than alcohol.
    “We need to remember that together we are strong”

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  4. Done on https://calledtobeawriter.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/flash-fiction/ 😜

    Heirloom

    She’d spent untold hours recounting her most colorful memory threads, using them to painstakingly stitch the assorted swatches of the very fabric of her life into the precious heirloom. She bled with each prick of her conscience. Sweat beaded on her forehead, tears streamed down her cheeks. All loose ends tied up, she examined her masterpiece. She smiled, deeming pearls of wisdom not trampled by pigs worthy of passing on to future generations. She’d done her best. She’d poured her heart into her life’s project, and with its last beat, having given her all, she whispered, “It is finished.”

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  5. This is my entry : A child , who is no more a child :

    “Will you eat this ? I remember your mom telling you are not fond of it “ Asked her aunt serving food.

    She stared at the food and tears came down at the mention of her mother.

    “It’s okay , I will eat “ She replied in the meek voice.

    She remembered those days when she used to shout at her mother saying she won’t take take a bite of it. With heavy heart, she finished her food silently.

    “Anita you have became so silent and good girl “ Exclaimed her aunt who is aware of her tantrums.

    She thought I wish I was like this before ,my mom would have been happy then. She felt like she had a transformation , when she first heard about her mother’s death. Few people take away a part of you with them when they go. She’s no more a playful rebellious child , she had grown up from that day.

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