Flash Fiction Results

TSS Flash Fiction 400 Competition (spring, 2018)

Flash Fiction Results

We are pleased to announce the TSS Flash 400 results. Flash Fictions have been listed alphabetically.

With thanks to all those who entered. We hope to read more of your work in the summer competition.

Judges: Christopher Allen and  Rupert Dastur

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TSS Flash 400

Winners & Highly Commended

1st place 

Space Hopped – Elisabeth Ingram Wallace

2nd place

A Keeper – David O’Dwyer

3rd place

Fire, Ocean – Leonora Desar

Highly Commended

Henry’s Turn – Geoff Kronik

Sunday Drives to See my Grandma – Leonora Desar

 


TSS Flash 400 Shortlist

Titles & Authors

 

97 Waiting Lists – Sandra Arnold

A Keeper – David O’Dwyer

All Kinds – Monica Dickson

An Old Man Learning Violin – Catherine Edmunds

Apples – Leonora Desar

Balloon on a String – Thomas McColl

Broken Hearts – Zoe King

Bunker Nights – Benjamin Francis

Colours – Kiira Rhosait

Fire, Ocean – Leonora Desar

Five Stops on the Roslagsbanan – Emma Naismith

Henry’s Turn – Geoff Kronik

How to Bake an Earthquake – Leonora Desar

Lineage – Adam Lock

On the Promiscuity of Birds – Christopher Drew

Space Hopped – Elisabeth Ingram Wallace

Sunday Drives to See my Grandma – Leonora Desar

The Monkey – Benjamin Francis

The Strength of Trees – Christopher Drew

The Wages of Sin – Karen Jones

 


TSS Flash 400 Longlist

Titles & Aubhtors

97 Waiting Lists – Sandra Arnold

A Crochet Blanket, Adult-Sized – Rachel Dunlop

A Keeper – David O’Dwyer

A Famous Scandal at Work – Conor Houghton

All Kinds – Monica Dickson

All the Pretty Flowers – Linnet Macintyre

All the Things That (N)ever Happened to My Sister – Stephanie Hutton

An Old Man Learning Violin – Catherine Edmunds

Apples – Leonora Desar

Balloon on a String – Thomas McColl

Big House – Niamh MacCabe

Broken Hearts – Zoe King

Bunker Nights – Benjamin Francis

By Any Other Name – Amanda Addison

Colours – Kiira Rhosait

Dad Says Fists Speak Louder than Words – F. J. Morris

Executive Order – Katherine Sehija

Fire, Ocean – Leonora Desar

Five Stops on the Roslagsbanan – Emma Naismith

Henry’s Turn – Geoff Kronik

How to Bake an Earthquake – Leonora Desar

Lineage – Adam Lock

Milk and Medusa – Michael Handrick

On the Promiscuity of Birds – Christopher Drew

Shins – Adam Lock

Sing – Jeanette Shepherd

Sleep Mode – Karen Waldron

Snow Women – Angela Stapleford

Space Hopped – Elisabeth Ingram Wallace

Sunday Drives to See my Grandma – Leonora Desar

The Amiable Jocks – Michael Hurst

The First Time – Clare O’Brien

The Monkey – Leonora Desar

The Oil Refinery Rhona Millar

The Stories We’d Tell – Michael Packman

The Strength of Trees – Christopher Drew

The Wages of Sin – Karen Jones

Tim Wilson Nicked My Grandad’s Scarf – Jason jackson

When Hope Flows Out – Michelle Matheson

Why He Left – Damhan McLaughlin

Writing Class – Sandra O’Briant

 

 


Thank you to all those who entered. We received approximately 240 Flash Fiction entries for the spring competition. The shortlist of twenty will be announced within one seven days.

Meanwhile, the summer international Flash 400 competition is now open for entries – details HERE.

 


The Judges

 

Christopher Allen is the author of the flash fiction collection Other Household Toxins (Matter Press) and Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire). His short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, [PANK]. Jellyfish Review, SmokeLong Quarterly: the Best of the First Ten Years 2003-2013, and STRIPPED: A Collection of Anonymous Flash among other fine journals and anthologies. Allen is a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize anthology, Best of the Net, storySouth’s Million Writers Award, and The Best Small Fictions. In 2017 he was both a semifinalist and a finalist (as translator) for The Best Small Fictions. Since 2014 Allen has been the managing editor of the online flash fiction journal SmokeLong Quarterly and since 2017 a consulting editor for The Best Small Fictions. Originally from Tennessee, he lives somewhere in Europe.


Rupert Dastur is a writer, editor, and founding director of TSS Publishing. He studied English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he specialised in Modernism and the Short Story. He is Associate Editor at The Word Factory, a leading short story organisation based in London, and he has supported several short story projects and anthologies. Rupert’s own work has appeared in a number of places online and in print and he is currently working on his first novel.