"Holiday Blitz" Flash Fiction Contest Entries
Mona pulled a Pyrex dish from the oven and inserted a toothpick into the last batch of brownies she was baking for the office Christmas party. They were the same ones she took ...Read More
My head is throbbing from either eight glasses of red wine, a fall down six icy stairs in front of our house, or an open-handed blow that occurred sometime between the wine and my stair gymnastics. ...Read More
Little Neddy Neffinger was snuggled in bed as visions of Santa Claus danced in his head. It was eleven at night and for the last six Christmas Eves, he anticipated the promise of what could be. Tonight, ...Read More
Why don’t you ever write? Mother is moping around because you won’t be home for Christmas. Think of how fun a surprise would be!!You could just show up! XXXOOO Kelly
Dear ...Read More
We were so poor, as a family, we ate wish sandwiches, as in “I wish I had a piece of meat to put between two slices of ...Read More
In the land where sorrow was forbidden and mostly forgotten, I watched as a grinning Samuel stretched the long pink balloon into a flamingo leg. I knew he was hiding a professionally incorrect wince ...Read More
Shifts like these are the hardest. These are the kind where clocks moves slower than an Oscar given to Leonardo DiCaprio. It's Christmas Eve and my wife is getting the home prepared for family to come ...Read More
The elves and reindeer were competing to see who could give Santa the best Christmas present.
“We got him a new sleigh,” said the elves. “It has a light, sleek fiberglass body ...Read More
As I lit the eighth candle, I mentally recited a prayer. I thanked the Lord for bringing me here safely, so very far from my home. ...Read More
The man sat at the far end of the bar cradling a bottle of beer, one manicured thumb nail peeling off the label in precise little curls. He watched the bartender pull on a beer tap, a glass nudged ...Read More
It’s just there. Mocking me. That damn dead bird high up on the table. They would kill me if I tried to get it. I could see the girl working on it for hours, putting in this and adding on that. ...Read More
Procuring a tree had been the hardest part, brand new saw courtesy of the hardware store already coated in half-coagulated blood by the time it met the sappy trunk of the pine.
"But ...Read More