This month’s competition is one close to my heart.
‘At the Mountains of Madness’, by H.P.Lovecraft (the same story that we based the logo on this month).
I read and re-read this book a number of times and it led to my own writing taking something of a dark and sinister, un-Godly slant. I even wrote and filmed a (bad) short story based on Lovecraft’s tale.
So this month, I’m asking for your darkest, other-worldly tales. Set them in the farthest and most remote of locales. Create full and thoughtful characters. Write dialogue that forces the reader to think and contemplate their existence.
…and do it all in 300 words!
Just the one submission each per person, please.
300 words, maximum.
Deadline is Midnight GMT on the final day of the month.
Please allow Zeroflash 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 either of our three artists-in-residence, Sophia Johnson, Andrew Howell or Jon Stubbington and £10 from my back pocket.