WINNER! Flash Fiction Contest “Murder at Midnight”

And without further ado the Winner is…

1st Place: Andy Lake  – After Midnight

2nd Place: Alice Nelson – The Waiting Place

3rd Place: Wendy Edsall-Kerwin – Morning Ritual

4th Place: Dean Hardage – Birthday

5th Place: Maud Harris – The Laird

6th Place: Carrie Zylka – Patsy

7th Place: Ken Cartisano – The Right to Remain Silent

8th Place: Phil Town – The Midnight Man

9th Place: David Provost – Premier Night


Story with the Favorite Character: Carrie Zylka – Mark
Story with the Best Pacing: Andy Lake
Story with the Best Use of Dialogue: Ken Cartisano/Alice Nelson (Tie)

Anyone who would like to get their vote totals may send an email to liflashfiction(at)gmail(dot)com to request details.

Congratulations Andy!!

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9 thoughts on “WINNER! Flash Fiction Contest “Murder at Midnight”

  • January 18, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Well thanks to everyone who voted for After Midnight!

    As I submitted the story so late this time leaving no time for people to comment, I really had no idea if it was any good – but very glad enough people liked it 🙂

  • January 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Congratulations Andy! Well deserved.

  • January 18, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Congratulations Andy Well deserved and thought you would romp home this time. Some very good stories this time.

  • January 18, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Congratulations Andy! I don’t know how you did it–but you did it. It may have been your writing, or, more likely you’ve tapped into a widespread, underappreciated but deep-seated hatred of creative writing teachers. Don’t know, but I’m gonna have my researchers look at it.

    • January 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      She’s hopelessly romantic, needy, a bit of a fantasist, in love with words, bit prone to self-dramatisation, Ken – maybe we all know writers a little bit like that, so not sure it’s hatred we’re tapping into, lol

      Meanwhile, after writing that story I have Patsy Cline on my brain, and it’s driving me … Crazy …

  • January 19, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Congratulations Andy! Congratulations Carrie, Ken, & Alice!

  • January 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Many thanks, Phil, Ilana, Ken, Maud and Wendy
    and congratulations to all the other writers of such good stories
    I didn’t have time to comment on stories before the deadline, but did so during the vote.


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