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"
Well, it’s a new year and we’re feeling like this might just be THE year for Zeroflash and our friends. Our first anthology is tentatively due for release this or next month (cough cough), the entries are incredible and the writers are, well, they’re pretty top notch. This month’s competition is future themed. You’ll have […]Read more "January’s Zeroflash Writing Competition"
Tell us a little about Horror Scribes. Horror Scribes is a repository for horror fiction. We started out a couple of years ago as a new-age campfire around which horror fans would gather and share their tales of the macabre. We grew, and this is a common trend among horror blogs, into a tight-knit community […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Horrorscribes"
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"