The Guardian by Russell Fellows With her clothes torn and body bloodied, Miranda stood by the lake. Morning mist spilled onto the shore and into the woods. Her thoughts traveled south with the mist into the village. She would regret the children, but the beast would spare no one. The village named this place Onheil […]Read more "April’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"
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"
Nuke is the editor and publisher of AntipodeanSF, Australia’s longest running online speculative fiction magazine, regularly issued since January 1998. He has been a zealous reader and occasional writer of science fiction, fantasy and horror since his childhood in the 1960s. “Nuke”, lives in the New South Wales North Coast holiday destination of Nambucca Heads, […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Ion “Nuke” Newcombe of Antipodean SF"
Congratulations and thank you to Irene Montaner, who won our December competition and has graciously agreed to judge the entries this month. Irene Montaner was born in sunny Tenerife. After having studied and/or worked in several rainy countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland, she realised she didn’t really liked the rain and moved to […]Read more "January’s Guest Judge – Irene Montaner"
Asimov’s Nightmare by Christopher Moltzau With a self-inflicted pause to the panted breaths he hugged the broken wall, as the red light from what he fled took to light the world around him. His eyes grew wide, as his heart drummed in a panicked flutter and sweat took to drench his skin and his favorite […]Read more "January’s Zeroflash Entries"
Amanda Saint is a novelist, short story writer, and features journalist. Her debut novel, As If I Were A River, was a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month and a Book Magnet Blog Top 20 Book of 2016. Her short stories have been widely published and long and shortlisted for, or won, various prizes. […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Amanda Saint of Retreat West"