Dr Ho and the Daleek by Mark Carew A familiar, pepper-pot robot glided towards me, its eye-stalk and death-ray quivering. Maybe this was the time, the moment of impending peril, when I would return to the screen and restart my career. But no; the death ray turned out to be a green vegetable with a […]Read more "January’s Zeroflash Entries"
What got you interested in writing? I was a voracious reader from the time I was a kid. My babysitter started reading The Hobbit to me and I got so intrigued that I started sneaking chapters when she wasn’t around. Then I started making up some of my own, which my grandmother, who wrote YA […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Cat Rambo"
Why Santa Went To An Adult? by Chloe Gilholy It’s the night before Christmas, mince pies by the fire, I wonder if Santa will grant my desire? Ashton’s at work: full of dedication, I hope St. Nicholas gives him attention. Neighbours snuggle up in bed, wine spills around their heads. And Becca’s cleaning up all […]Read more "December’s Zeroflash entries"
Hi all. ‘Tis the season to be joyous, jolly and jovial. So, in the spirit of all things Christmassy, give us the most light-hearted, happy, lovely, romantic, happy, smiley and simply wonderful prose. Any genre, time, style, what-have-you. Just the one submission each per person, please. 300 words, maximum. Deadline is Midnight GMT on the […]Read more "December’s Zeroflash Competition"
This month our guest judge is the very talented winner of October’s competition, Patrick Widdess. Patrick Widdess is from Cambridge and now lives in Norwich. In between he has lived in Greece, China, Japan, Poland and Wales. He writes poetry which frequently veers into flash fiction and his work has appeared in Agenda Poetry, The […]Read more "November’s Zeroflash Guest Judge"
This month’s competition is all about the laughs. I’d like you to imagine an inanimate object began talking to you, your protagonist or whomever? Now run wild! Any genre, time, style, what-have-you. Just the one submission each per person, please. 300 words, maximum. Deadline is Midnight GMT on the final day of the month. Please […]Read more "November’s Zeroflash Competition"
With the launch of his new novel, Zeroflash decided that a brief chat with award-winning Science Fiction novelist, Chris Beckett was in order. Chris is a Cambridge resident and as published a number of books, including a couple of short-story compilations – most notably The Turing Test, which won the Edge Hill Short Fiction Award […]Read more "Chris Beckett’s latest offering – America City"