February’s Zeroflash Competition

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Troll Bridge

Hello everyone. Well Winter’s gone and the weather is warming. That’s nothing to do with this month’s competition, but it’s nice to think about.

So, this month we’re going under…under the bridge. Not Red Hot Chili Peppers and certainly not the All Saints (a reference for the UK entrants only no doubt). No, I’m talking Goblins, Ghouls and Trolls.

I was busy googling away the other week and came across more than one article that stated, as a matter of fact, that Icelandic folk belive on the little people, in this case, Fairies and they even have roads for them, shrines and have on more than one occasion, delayed of outright cancelled construction works for fear of displacing and angering the Fairy Folk.

That got me thinking about bridges and eventually Trolls.

So this month, you, my dear devotees are challenged to scribble 300 words, more or less about trolls or some such creature of myth, lore and legend, preferably that live near to impact real life in some way.

Have at it!

Be as creative and fantastic as you possibly can.

Just the one submission each per person, please.

300 words, maximum.

Deadline is Midnight GMT on the final day of the month.

Please allow Zero Flash the first opportunity to publish your work. Once the competition is over, feel free to publish anywhere else you like.

Do your best to format as Times New Roman and 12 points please.

Please state if your entry is for the competition in the subject line of your email.

Every month we will decide on the best story and make a showing of it for the world to see. We’ll tell everyone that it’s great and they should admire and praise it…and then we’ll start all over again.

PRIZE: An original illustration of your winning entry from artist-in-residence, Sophia Johnson (illustrator of Zeroflash Logo fame) and £10 from my back pocket.

If you do decide to grace us with your prose, there’s a good chance that at some point (probably a year down the line) we might use it in a ‘best of’ collection. So, be warned, by sending us your stuff, it will/might be published in an outmoded form called paper and as such, you accept this. Should this happen you will be offered the opportunity to buy the book at ‘cost’ + delivery.

Please send your stories to: zerofiction000@gmail.com

Please feel free to add comments and thoughts. We’d welcome your input.

 

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