Flash Vision results!

21 Jun

Feast your eyes…

Well, we asked for weird and you gave us weird. Sifting through entries rife with mind-bending imagery and scenarios was quite a trip and made for a challenging but rewarding contest to judge. As always, some truly great pieces didn’t make the cut, but one thing’s for sure, the Top 10 that has emerged will make your head swim. 

Once again, we had a strong international turnout. We read work from writers stationed in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Spain, UAE, UK, and USA.

The following writers had stories that made it through several rounds of cuts, but didn’t quite squeak into the Top 10.

Close-but-no-cigar shortlist shout-outs go to:

Edward Barnfield
Susannah Carlson
Georgia Cook (2)
Marilee Dahlman
Salvatore Difalco
Donna Greenwood
Wiebo Grobler
Paul Grussendorf
Melinda Hagenson
Alexander Joy
Levi Krain
Darby Levin
Rosaleen Lynch
Jake McAuliffe
Amy O’Neil
Chris Panatier
Robert Patteson
MM Schreier
T. L. Sherwood
Alex Sobel
Sky Sprayberry
Luke Sprunger
Christopher Stanley
Blake Traylor
Dan Tremaglio (3)
Alpheus Williams
Maura Yzmore


The Top 10 that you’ll find below will be published in our forthcoming Flash Vision mega-issue, which will drop within a week. They will also be included in a future Prize Winners Anthology print issue.


10th – “My Friend, Marianne” by Gabrielle McAree
9th  – “Olivia” by Jo Withers
8th – “Mortimer” by Maura Yzmore
7th – “Everly Syndrome” by James Sullivan
6th – “Becoming James” by Madelyn Gunn
5th – “The Surrealist” by Matt Leibel
4th – “Grandma’s House” by Jess Doyle


And now for the three stories that really made the cut…


3rd Prize ($100)

“Goodbye Birdie”
by Lisa Weber


2nd Prize ($200)

“Solving for Oxygen”
by Colin Alexander


1st Prize ($300)

“In the Garden”
by Elliot Harper


Congrats to the winners and a huge thanks to everyone who participated in our Flash Vision contest! 

Check back soon for the Flash Vision mega-issue.

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