Some of my earliest reading memories come from those wonderful and inventive choose-your-own-adventure books, mainly written by the amazing, Ian Livingstone. His imagination is likely somewhat responsible for the creative spark that started me writing. This month, I want your fantasy adventures. 300 words is a little small to ‘choose an adventure’, but if you […]Read more "June’s Zeroflash Flash Fiction Competition"
Interview with David J. Wing of Zeroflash This week we have fellow blogger and flash fiction author, David J. Wing. David was also a previous Horror Scribes competition winner. Hi David and welcome back to Horror Scribes. Please tell us a bit about you and your writing. Where to begin…It was a cold and stormy night. […]Read more "Incase you missed it – my interview with Horrorscribes"
Hi all. This month we’re all at sea. Any genre you like: children’s gothic, pirate adventure, ghost story, romance, fantasy, sci-fi…the world is your oyster! Same rules as ever though. 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 […]Read more "May’s Zeroflash Competition"
We’d like to thank last month’s winner, Frank Trauman for graciously agreeing to guest judge April’s Zeroflash competition entries. Frank Trautman is the name of a cocoon of flesh and fentress wire living in the southeastern U.S. It’s a writer, scientist, husband and father. You know, important things. Eventually, a moth will scrabble out its […]Read more "April’s Guest Zeroflash Judge is Frank Trautman"
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"
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 […]Read more "MARCH’S ZEROFLASH WRITING COMPETITION"
This month zeroflash has gone a little trippy. We tasked illustrator, Jon Stubbington to channel his inner Escher and this is what he came-up with. Can you spot the zero? So, in-keeping with Jon’s vision, I’m asking for the trippiest, freakiest, most surreal piece of prose you can concoct. Let your mind roam and your […]Read more "February’s Zeroflash Writing Competition"