Who Knew? by Susan Cornford Carley crouched on the floor and listened to bullets slam into the wall behind her. Someone must have compromised the motel safe-house. Why had she followed Jake into that alley while he bought drugs? Was it lack of excitement in her middle-class life or some kind of death wish? Questions […]Read more "March Zeroflash Entries"
Zeroflash would like welcome January’s winner to our growing list of guest judges. We wish her well and hope she has fun rading the entries this month. Jade Mitchell is a South African living in Oxford, trying not to embarrass her countrymen and failing frequently. She’s been writing short stories since she was old enough […]Read more "February’s Guest Judge"
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 […]Read more "February’s Zeroflash Competition"
This month’s Zeroflash Flash Fiction competition is all about your wordsmithery. There is no visual prompt, but what we’re after is 300 words of character, conversation and creativity. Allow your skills with the keyboard to flourish. Tell us a story, without the need for placement. Scenes are not essential this month. If your dialogue is […]Read more "November’s Zeroflash Competition"
Unravelling by Cath Barton @CathBarton1 In the cottage we moved our bed to face the window. To catch the morning sun, you said. And it did, all through that summer. Don’t expect another one like this, the locals said. You laughed and there were crinkles round your eyes. I was blind to anyone else, blind […]Read more "Best of the Best Flash Fiction Entries"
Hello, Zeroflash fans. Now, many of you are aware of our monthly flash fiction competition. Each month we post a prompt, themed around an image, video, music track, audio track or general idea. This has been and continues to grow in popularity. The winner receives £10 and an illustration of their work from Artist-in-Residence, Sophia […]Read more "Best of the Best Flash Fiction Competition"
‘Cthulhu’ by Sophia Johnson As this month is Halloween, it seems appropriate to revel in the horror. To that end, this month’s Zeroflash, flash fiction competition is calling for your most gruesome, depraved, diabolical, demented, distasteful, psychological and terrifying works. If you can incite a series of pant wetting events, likely as not, you’ll win. […]Read more "October’s Zeroflash Competition"