WINNER! Flash Fiction Contest “The Ride”

And without further ado the Winner is…

1st Place: Carrie Zylka – Patient Zero

2nd Place: Alice Nelson – The Last Ride

3rd Place: Andy Lake – Brief Encounter

4th Place: Ken Cartisano – Deluxe Package

5th Place: Chuck Lilburn – The Ride

6th Place: Maud Harris – The Train

7th Place: Ilana Leeds – The Ridden and the Riders

8th Place: Wendy Edsall-Kerwin – The Mountain Path

9th Place: Christopher Smith – Ups and Downs

10th Place: Paula Young – Moving On

11th Place: David Provost – Still-Beating Heart

12th Place: Randall Lemon – The Good Samaritan

13th Place: Robt. Emmett – Bar


Story with the Favorite Character: David Provost/Kwento
Story with the Best Pacing: Carrie Zylka
Story with the Best Use of Dialogue: Randall Lemon

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

Congratulations Carrie!!

To read all of the stories entered and find out how you can participate in our weekly/bi-weekly/monthly short story contests please go to:

Per the new process, Alice Nelson will choose the February 15 prompt/theme. Visit  to view the Writing Prompt Roster.


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10 thoughts on “WINNER! Flash Fiction Contest “The Ride”

  • February 2, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Congratulations, Carrie!

  • February 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I was so impressed with everyone’s work. Voting was a serious challenge!!

  • February 2, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations to the winners.

  • February 2, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Congratulations Carrie! And everyone else who placed. And really everyone because these were some great stories!

  • February 2, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Congratulations Carrie and Alice – and everyone else!
    Was a very good month for stories overall 🙂

  • February 2, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Congrats Carrie!

  • February 2, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I am very humbled! Thank you everyone – I can’t believe the caliber of the stories this time around. Can’t wait to see what stories come out of the Fence prompt!

    • February 3, 2018 at 5:42 am

      And to think – you almost didn’t enter!

  • February 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Congratulations Carrie, and a big thumbs up to all the writers. It was very tough whittling down my choices to a top five.


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