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 “A Cup”

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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Call for Podcast Guest Spot Horror Stories (Through October)

We are looking for 5 amazing stories to highlight on the A Creative Mind Fiction Podcast during the month of

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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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STORY THREAD; Nov 19 – Dec 2, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “The Curse”

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Flash Fiction Contest “The Curse” – With Thanksgiving coming, the usual 1 week contest will be extended to

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STORY THREAD; Nov 12 – Nov 18, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing First Line Contest: “It was the worst…”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the First Line Contest: “It

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STORY THREAD; Nov 5– Nov 11, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “A Seed”.

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the writing prompt: “A seed

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STORY THREAD; Oct 29 – Nov 4, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Urgency”.

This week’s flash fiction prompt is “Urgency”, think outside the box and make the reader feel a sense of urgency.

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STORY THREAD; Oct 22 – Oct 28, 2015 Flash Fiction Writing Contest: “Love”.

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here. This post is for STORIES related to the writing prompt: “Love”, required

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