Forgotten Youth By S. Maine She sits in front of the window; her eyes, her decrepit hands and her hair falling to the floor. It was only yesterday she was young, burgeoning with hope and dreams yet to come. But youth. Somehow, youth has been taken away. All of their youths. Gone. Teenagers—mere adults—woke to […]Read more "August’s Zeroflash Competition Entries"
Zeroflash Art Many writing sites use illustrations for their monthly issues, just as any print publication would. Here at ZeroFlash we have decided to alter our logo/header each month. For the foreseeable future, those images will come courtesy of our Artist-in-Residence: Sophia Johnson. Scroll down to see her contributions to the ZeroFlash site. September Logo 2018 […]Read more "Zero Art"
Zeroflash Winner’s Page August 2018 Results 1st Place “Square Peg” By E. L. Appleby This story has it all: heart, humor, and body horror. Somehow, Appleby manages to deftly balance these elements, the end result being a story that has you hooked from the very first paragraph, when you first learn about the “P word”. […]Read more "Zeroflash Winners Page"
Link to this month’s theme Gods of Summer by Alana Libell Mabel and Alice sat waiting by the rocks tracing the lines left from the fire and kicking the scraps still stuck to rocks. Alice had always said it was a pity they were the only ones who’d kept these old traditions going without losing […]Read more "July’s Zeroflash Competition Entries"
May’s Competition Mermaid’s Dream by Boris Glikman From our anthropocentric perspective, we automatically assume that every mermaid’s dream is to shed her fishy tail and become a full woman. The reality, however, is that they dream of shedding their human upper halves and becoming a completely marine creature. If this seems to be rather implausible, […]Read more "May’s Zeroflash Competition Entries"
Prey by Becky Spence In silence. The moments matter. Each breath. Each tear. A tell. In silence the others listen. Waiting. Beneath the fire soaked Moors, beneath the soil of another kind. The chosen four travelled deep into the earth. Into the caves. Layers above them the sun burned bright. The eternal flames sending butterfly […]Read more "Zeroflash March Competition Entries"
I was born in 1961 in Essex, Great Britain, and divide my time between there and the island of Crete. I’ve been an SF and fantasy junky ever since having my mind distorted at an early age by JRRT, Edgar Rice Burroughs and E C Tubb. Sometime after leaving school I decided to focus on […]Read more "Getting into writing – a interview with Neal Asher"
Shadows of the Night by Thomas Joyce It was dark out, just past midnight. Donny had chased the last of the little pricks off half an hour before, but he still had to close down the arcade. He didn’t see the shadows on the street. The brats sure loved that new Ms. Pac-Man game. […]Read more "August’s Zeroflash Entries"
Game Night by Vicente L Ruiz @VicenteLRuiz “Game night at my place.” Well, not really your best option, since you know she lives with her mother and siblings, one boy and another girl. But you like board games, and you also really do like Anne, so you say yes. And there you go. It turns […]Read more "June’s Zeroflash Entries"
Lovely Dinner, Dear by KF Williams The ungodly stench of singed flesh entangled with the fragrance of fresh herbs enticed Mirka to have a second helping. The louder she screamed the more his ragged mouth overflowed with saliva. The muffled shrieks made him crave more. His mistress watched and smiled as he enjoyed his birthday […]Read more "October Flash Fiction Entries"