Spooooky Flash Fiction Contest Entries
Log: October 1st, 2013, 10:00AM
Springboro Psychiatric Hospital for Children
Interviewer: Nathan Schumacher
Patient: Jonathan Tilmer, 10 years old
Nathan: ...Read More
“Blow,” he said, holding the red balloon against the woman’s red lips. He made sure to get that particular shade of red lipstick, ...Read More
Fitting the key into the door of the old fire station was the culmination of a dream for Maribel and me. We’d saved enough to retire from teaching and run a gardening shop. We moved in right away. ...Read More
When I looked up at the moon, I knew. I just knew. I couldn't resist the urge, but I tried as long as I could.
I should have known when she invited me to this party. When she walked into ...Read More
When Amanda finally stopped screaming, when her throat tensed, when her tears crusted on her face, she knew it was the end. Her heart slowed. The calm settled. The thump in her ears no longer drowned ...Read More
One of my childhood dreams came true. Unfortunately it’s of the crazy guy with white sneakers who haunts me every day.
When I was little, I dreamed. I dreamed of the adventures I’d ...Read More
The loud thrumming of a helicopter pulled his attention upward, eyes narrowed in the mid morning sun, amplified by it's yellow paint. He remembered the crowd around him; men in black suits and women ...Read More
Greta Andris listened to the server fan whirr in the otherwise perfect quiet of her thirty-second floor apartment. The nearly empty building looked dappled by the four or five lit windows in the midst ...Read More
There was nothing more to be done for the Fellingham Building. The preservationists had squared off with developers’ lawyers, with predictable results. Deep pockets trumped deep convictions ...Read More
I did it for love.
The first time I saw her, she was running. It wasn't her bobbing ponytail that caught my eye, or her picturesque midriff. It was her running shoes. White, with just a hint of ...Read More
Blood red lips, removed from their body, rested on the blackened side walk. Jake pulled the respirator from his face and bent down, examining them.
A clean cut. Something ...Read More
Ian’s trainer said if he passed his solo flight exam there was a job for him at Apex Air, which gave tourists helicopter rides so they could gawk ...Read More
Sue looked at the ridiculous, disgusting mess the waitress placed in front of her and not for the first time regretted her career choice. As a food critic for the only daily newspaper ...Read More
The night you sat alone under a partial crimson eclipse, smoking your cigar with your face buried under your long brown bangs – I doubt you thought it was your last. Madelyn, your lashes so long ...Read More