December 6 – December 19, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “A Christmas Miracle”

Theme: A Christmas Miracle. Stories must end with the line: “With that, he/she walked into the snowstorm, never looking back.”. (Does

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WINNER November 15 – December 5, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Sports”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: The Shot by Roy York 2nd Place: Twenty-nine Seconds by Ken Cartisano

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CONTEST EXTENDED!! November 15 – December 5, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Sports”

Theme: Sports. Expound, satirically perhaps, on your favorite sport. Word Count: 1,200

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WINNER November 1 – November 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Something Strange”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Your future is calling… by Roy York 2nd Place: Scared Of by Anindita

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November 1 – November 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Something Strange”

Theme: Something Strange The story must start with: (I)(He)(She)(They)(We)(It)(A Name)(The) … knew there was something strange…” Requirement: NO spaceships in

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WINNER October 18 – October 31, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Lighthouse”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: One Must Look with the Heart by Sarig Levin 2nd Place: Sea

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October 18 – October 31, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Lighthouse”

Theme: The lighthouse On a dark and stormy night a visitor arrives at the lighthouse. Required Elements: Crashing Waves (actual

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WINNER October 4 – October 17, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Twins”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: The Inferior Twin by Carrie Zylka 2nd Place: A Coin by Phil Town

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October 4 – October 17, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Twins”

Theme: Twins The wrong twin goes on to win the highest reward and accolades at the expense, sweat, and toil of

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WINNER September 20 – October 3, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The End of the World”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: The Picket Fence by Phil Town 2nd Place: It Started in the

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September 20 – October 3, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The End of the World”

Theme: The End of the World. As in apocalypse; NOT a teenager’s lament such as, “If I can’t go to

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WINNER September 12 – September 26 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Trunk” (Bonus)

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Explanations by Roy York 2nd Place: The Trunk: The Mystery of the Magic

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September 12 – September 26 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Trunk” (Bonus)

Theme: First Line Prompt. Your story must begin with the following 27 words: She lifted the hood of the trunk, bracing

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WINNER September 6- September 19, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Return”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: The True Believer by Victor Ostrovsky 2nd Place: Missing by Lisa Cowan

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September 6- September 19, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Return”

Theme: Return (any meaning) Any genre or style, but has to have a happy/upbeat ending. Must use these four words directly: ‘suit,

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WINNER August 23- September 6, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Wedding”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Chemistry by Tobie Ward 2nd Place: Wedding Belle by Roy York

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August 23 – September 5, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Wedding”

Theme: Wedding. Must contain- Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Word Count: 1,200

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WINNER August 9- August 22, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Travel”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Dream Destination by Phil Town 2nd Place: Growing Up by Roy York

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August 9- August 22, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Travel”

Theme: Travel You take a trip to any location you choose. Describe the scenery, the people, and the social system in

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WINNER July 26 – August 8, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Loss”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Perpetuity – Alice Nelson 2nd Place: Church at the Top of the

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July 26 – August 8, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Loss”

Theme: Loss. It can be loss of something precious to you in your life, person, object, position in society or

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WINNER July 12 – July 25, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “A Branch”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Root and Branch – Andy Lake 2nd Place: Curiosity – Dean

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July 12 – July 25, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “A Branch”

Theme: A Branch. Any kind at all: tree, creek, service, etc. Required Elements: Must contain the following stand-alone sentence somewhere

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WINNER June 28 – July 11Flash Fiction Contest “Refugee”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Safety of the Shore – Charlotte Williams 2nd Place: For A

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June 28 – July 11, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Refugee”

Theme: The Refugee. Any context. Required Elements: a choice. Word Count: 1,200

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WINNER June 14 – June 27 Flash Fiction Contest “Pet Peeves”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: The Wisdom of My Mum – Andy Lake 2nd Place: Where

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June 14 – June 27 Flash Fiction Contest “Pet Peeves”

Theme: Pet peeve(s); noun; informal Something that a person finds especially annoying. Personal vexation Word Count: 1,200

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May 31 – June 13, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Quarantine”

The theme for this contest is Quarantine. Use it however you like, but someone, or something, must have been, is, or will be in quarantine. The word count: 1,200.

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WINNERS of the May 31– June 13, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Quarantine”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Phil Town – Into the Sea 2nd Place: Maud Harris –

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WINNER of the May 24 – June 6, 2018 Bonus Flash Fiction Contest “But You Promised”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: J. H. O’Rourke – <http://fiction.wwocz.net/blog/2018-flash-fiction-contest-but-you-promised-bonus/#comment-6539>The New Girl 2nd Place: Carrie Zylka

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May 24 – June 6, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “But You Promised” (Bonus)

1200 word bonus flash fiction contest “But you promised…”, a character has to break a promise they made years ago to a loved one.

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WINNER of the May 17 – May 30, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Artificial Intelligence”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: J. H. O’Rourke – Emotionless 2nd Place: Carrie Zylka – Angry

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May 17 – May 30, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Artificial Intelligence”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: Artificial Intelligence, and/or Virtual Reality. There are NO other

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May 4 – May 16, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Styx”

This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Styx”. Take the viewpoint of the bidder, take the viewpoint of the main character, take the viewpoint of the victim (if she’s an assassin or death reaper), just have fun with it.

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WINNER Flash Fiction Contest “Elements”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Liz Fisher – Identical 2nd Place: Janet Surrusco – Moving

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! April 12- May 2, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Elements”

Theme: Elements Story Requirements: Your story must contain these 3 elements: Identical Twins, a party invitation, and a Locked closet.

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WINNER of the 2018 Bonus Flash Fiction Contest “Eclipse”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Charles Lilburn –Total Eclipses are Totally Cool 2nd Place: Wendy Edsall-Kerwin

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! April 5 – April 25, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Eclipse” (Bonus)

1200 word bonus flash fiction contest “Eclipse”, the story must include a secret.

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March 29 – April 12, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Deadly Sin”

1200 word Flash Fiction Contest “Deadly Sin”, the theme must incorporate any one of the seven deadly sins; Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, Envy, Lust, Wrath or Pride. Story must be in fable form with a moral ending

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WINNER March 21 – April 4, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “White Horse” (Bonus)

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Wendy Edsall-Kerwin – A Tale in Three Colors 2nd Place: Charles Lilburn

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March 21 – April 4, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “White Horse” (Bonus)

1500 word bonus flash fiction contest “White Horse”, the story must include a woman of high/noble/royal birth and a white horse (can be literal or theoretical).

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March 15 – March 28, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Spring”

Theme: ‘Spring’ (any meaning of the word, but it must have an important part to play in the story –

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March 7 – March 21, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Harbor” (Bonus)

1200 word Flash Fiction Contest “The Harbor”, the story must start with the paragraph: “It was dark. Not pitch black, but some gray darkness that barely allowed shapes to form. All I could smell was the tang of seaweed, all I could hear was the breaking of waves.”.

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March 1 – March 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Socks”

1200 word Flash Fiction Contest “Socks”. The story must end with the words, “never again” and must include image, motif, and/or symbol of SOCKS.

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February 15 – February 28, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “What’s in the Attic”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “What’s in the Attic”. Story Requirements: An elderly man

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February 1 – February 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Fence”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Fence”. 1. a physical barrier either existing or in

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January 18 – January 31, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Ride”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Ride”. Requirement Element: Something or someone fragile or

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January 4 – January 17, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Murder at Midnight”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Murder at Midnight”.
Story Requirements: completely open to writers interpretation.
Word Count: 1,200

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DEADLINE EXTENSION!! November 24 – December 31, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Elements”

This will be our final contest of 2017. We would like to thank all of you who have participated, and

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SECOND DEADLINE EXTENTION! October 26 – November 22, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Post Apocalyptic”

Flash Fiction Contest “Post Apocalyptic”, a writing prompt with required elements and a specific word count. These writing prompts help us hone our craft and keep us fresh.

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October 12- October 25, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Stuck in an Elevator”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Stuck in an Elevator”. Story Requirements: You are stuck

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September 28 – October 11, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Fire”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Fire”. Story Requirements: ‘Fire’ (any meaning of the word).

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September 14 – September 27, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Tragedy”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “tragedy”. Story Requirements: completely open to writers interpretation. Word

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August 24 – September 13, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Letter”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Letter”. Story Requirements: A teacher finds a letter in

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Writing Prompt “Train Station”

A “just for fun” writing prompt to get your creativity going.
The prompt is “Train Station” and can be up to 2,000 words.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 3 – August 23, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Service”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Service”. Story Requirements: could be military service, could

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July 20 – Aug 3, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Happiness”

(Painting: “Happiness Costs No Money” by Gideon Fasola) Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Happiness”.

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Bonus Flash Fiction Last Line Contest “Unexpected” – to introduce the new gift card incentive!

Last line flash fiction contest. Submit a story in this bonus 30 day contest for your chance to win either a Starbucks or a Kindle Gift Card.

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July 6 – July 19, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Snakes”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “snakes”. Story Requirements: Can be singular or plural, but

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June 15- July 5, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Conspiracy”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Conspiracy”. Stories could involve a current/known conspiracy, or one you’ve

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(DEADLINE EXTENDED!!) May 25 – JUNE 14, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Crow & The Owl”

This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Crow & The Owl”. Participants must write a story

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(DEADLINE EXTENDED!!) May 4- May 24, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Obsession”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Obsession”. Folks, this prompt is wide open. You can take

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April 20- May 3, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Elephant In The Room”

Can you write a short story about the “Elephant in the Room”? An English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss, or a condition of groupthink no one wants to challenge.

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April 6- April 19, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Devil”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “The Devil”. It is believed in some cultures that if

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March 23 – April 5, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Clouds”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Clouds”.   The clouds can be storm clouds, chem trails,

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March 9- March 22, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Night Photography”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Night Photography.” Contest theme: “Night Photography”. This theme is wide

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February 16 – March 8, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Time”

New short story contest theme: “Time”.

Anything to do with time. A watch maker; a clock tower; time travel; a historical era, the essence of a musical arrangement; a pocket watch; a deadline, (as in a limited time), a rare opportunity (one-time only). Etc., etc.

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February 2- February 15, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Sequels”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “Sequels.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread can be

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January 19 – February 1, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Dreamcatcher”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “Dreamcatcher.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread can be

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January 5 – January 18, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “A Fresh Start”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “A Fresh Start.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread

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December 15, 2016 – January 4, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “A Christmas Tale”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “A Christmas Tale.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread

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Story Thread: December 1- December 14, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “The Day After”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “The Day After.”  Your story must take place after some

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Story Thread: November 17- November 30, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Irreconcilable Differences”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “Irreconcilable Differences”. The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread can

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Story Thread: November 3- November 16, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “The Main Character is Physically Impaired”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: October 20 – November 2, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Chance Encounter”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: October 6- October 19, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “A Change of Mind”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: September 22 – October 5, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Book Title”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: Sep 8- Sep 21, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest “Spring”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the Contest Theme: “Spring,” which

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Story Thread: Aug 25 – Sep 7, 2016 Flash Fiction First Line Contest “The owlet led me to…”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Story Thread: Aug 4- Aug 24, 2016 Flash Fiction Last Line Contest “In A Few Moments, There Would/Will Be No More Doubts”

DEADLINE EXTENDED!! LAST DAY TO SUBMIT A STORY IS NOW AUGUST 24TH. LET’S GET SOME MORE STORIES SUBMITTED!! The LinkedIn

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Story Thread: Jul 21 – Aug 3, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Forgotten Deity”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: July 07- July 20 Flash Fiction First Line Contest “It’s been a long time since I drank champagne…””

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: June 9 – June 22 Flash Fiction Contest “Invasion”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; May 26 – June 8 Flash Fiction Contest “Family Secrets”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the theme “Family Secrets– real

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STORY THREAD; May 12 – May 25 Flash Fiction Contest “Discovery”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the theme “Discovery – of

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STORY THREAD; Apr 28– May 11, 2016 Flash Fiction Last Line Contest: “The Sands of Time Had Run Out.”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the Last Lin Theme: “The sands of

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STORY THREAD; Mar 31– Apr 14, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Fear”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Monthly Genre Short Story Contest – Fairy Tale Redoux

(The LinkedIn discussion thread can be found here. This post is for stories only.) What childhood would be complete without

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STORY THREAD; Mar 17 – Mar 30, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “3 of 4 Required Elements”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Mar 3 to Mar 16, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest: “Unwanted Gifts” Prompt

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Feb 18 to Mar 2, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest: “Desert/We Covered Lots of Territory That Day” Prompt

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Feb 4 to Feb 17, 2016 Flash Fiction First Line Contest: “It Was The Most Beautiful…”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Short Story Contest – Valentine’s Day Love Advice

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Jan 21 to Feb 3, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Could it have ended any better?”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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STORY THREAD; Dec 17, 2015 to Jan 6, 2016 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “There was a sudden chill in the air…”

Please note: In December the Flash Fiction Family will be taking a Christmas Break from Dec 17th to Jan 4th,

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STORY THREAD; Dec 10 – Dec 16, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Guilt”

Please note: In December the Flash Fiction Family will be taking a Christmas Break from Dec 17th to Jan 4th,

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STORY THREAD; Dec 3 – Dec 9, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Triangle(s)”

Please note: In December the Flash Fiction Family will be taking a Christmas Break from Dec 17th to Jan 4th,

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