The TSS Flash Fiction Competitions, 2017
Every quarter we will be publishing the best three winning Flash Fiction entries on our Short Fiction page.
Next Deadline: 31st May 2017 (summer, 2017)
Entry Fee: £5
Results: Shortlist announced early June. Winners mid-June.
Prizes: 1st £75, 2nd £50, 3rd £25
All three winners will be published online.
All shortlisted writers will receive feedback.
The shortlist is decided by the TSS panel. The three winners are chosen by our Flash Fiction judges, Meg Pokrass and Rupert Dastur. You can learn more about Meg here.
TSS Flash Fiction Competition (spring, 2017)
The Flash Fiction Winners, spring 2017
Full Flash fictions to be published in the coming weeks. Extracts below.
‘Cut Through’ by Marilyn Messenger
I saw it in the dim glow of the lamp. A thick rubber band had been dropped and formed a perfect circle on a clean patch of floor. Rainwater was pooled inside it, and around the upper edge something moved. I doubled over to take a better look.
‘Other People’s Ghosts’ by Catherine Cruse
Young girls are hard to age, but I would’ve said she was about six, tangled hair and glasses. I didn’t know what colour because she was in black and white. I don’t know if all ghosts are black and white – I think not, but this one was.
What brings him here now is the pond. He explained to the buyers that if the temperature dropped too low, they should give it a temporary cover. If it froze, they’d have to melt a hole – otherwise, bad air would do for the frogs.
The Flash Fiction Shortlist
- ‘Cut Through’ by Marilyn Messenger
- ‘Other People’s Ghosts’ by Catherine Cruse
- ‘Dancing Partners’ by Diane Simmons
- ‘Frogs’ by Claire MacRae
- ‘I L I K E Y O U’ by Chris Cairns
- ‘Reverse Burglar’ by Stephanie Hutton
- ‘The Gallery Assistant’ by Lucia Damacela
- ‘Spinning Jenny’ by Judi Walsh
- ‘Drinking’ by Conor Houghton
- ‘Breath’ by Joanna Campbell
- ‘tuyo será, y tuyo será’ by Emma Winter
- ‘Hunks and Colours’ by Mary Taslimi
- ‘Hide’ by Sharon Telfer
- ‘A Reel of Thread’ by D.R.D. Bruton
Previous Winners of the TSS Flash Fiction Competitions
‘Square of Light’ by Catherine Finch
‘The Caesarean’ by Sophie Van Llewyn
‘Loved by Ramos’ by D. R. D. Bruton
‘Each Family Meal an Opera’ by Kim French
‘The Best He Could Do’ by Brindley Hallam Dennis
‘At the Still Point, There the Dance Is’ by Barbara Renel
‘Crossing’ by Linda Grierson-Irish
‘Of Bugs and Men’ by Jacqueline Haskell
‘Snow’ by Jason Jackson
‘Spines’ by Paula Hunter
‘Seven Stages’ by Jasmin Kirkbride
‘On Warren Ward’ by Fiona J. Mackintosh
‘Lambs’ by Alison Wassell
‘The Things You Said’ by Annelise Altman
‘Blood-ties’ by Marie Gethins
Previous Shortlisted writers for the TSS Flash Fiction Competitions
Sophie Van Llewyn
D R D Bruton
Helen de Baorca
P. W. Jackson
P. J. Stephenson