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Flash Monster 2019

31 Oct

This one goes to 11. 

I

Dead Man from the Ocean Floor

by Neil Clark

II

Happy Is He

by Christina Harrington

III

Our Dream Town

by Laila Amado

 

IV

There Was a Curse upon Them

by Benjamin Woodard

V

It Wasn’t a Black Dog, It Was Never a Black Dog

by Anika Carpenter

VI 

What Happened to John

by Najla Brown

VII

Inheritance

by Joanne Withers

VIII

Naught but Shadows Walking

by Levi Krain

IX

The Farmhand

by Gareth Durasow

X.a

Climate Change

by Jan Kaneen

X.b

Ice Window

by Jonathan Duckworth

Flash Monster 2017

31 Oct

This is Halloween.

I

Moist

by Erin O’Shea

II

Full Custody

by Latifa Ayad

III

Goop

by Chris Milam

 

IV

Yetimaker

by Michael Carter

V

This Thing of Darkness, I

by Philip Webb Gregg

VI

I Had a Boneyard in the Dakotas

by Michael Carter

VII

A Warning from the Wood

by Madeleine Ebacher

VIII

The Arms

by Jennifer Lynn Kohn

IX

Comeviatorum

by Emily Livingstone

X

Cut Carve Slice

by Andrew Bourelle

Flash Monster Results!

1 Sep

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Our first ever Flash Monster contest was a smashing success. A big thanks to everyone who participated. We couldn’t have done it without you, and all that jazz. Some truly imaginative monsters out there.

You people are weird.

Also, a very special thanks to our guest judge, Mary Bond, whose input was invaluable when making some of the tough calls.

While we cannot offer personalized responses to all participants, we enjoyed reading each entry and look forward to what you all can cook up for our Flash Future contest that will be kicking off shortly (details coming within days).

As you know, the Flash Monster winner will receive $200 in prize money. The first and second runners-up will get $50 and $25, respectively. The 4th-10th place entries will receive honorable mention and will have their names listed as such on the site. We also picked 15 others to round out our Top 25. They won’t get recognition on the site, but we will be notifying each that they were still among the cream of the crop.

** The 3 winning stories will be published in the Halloween issue of The Molotov Cocktail. **

But I’m sure most of you are scrolling past all this rambling to get to the good stuff anyway, so without further ado:

Honorable Mentions

10th – “Invasive Species” by Marie Gethins (Ireland)

9th – “King of Subs” by Jeffrey Spinazzola (United States)

8th – “Evolution of the Closet Monster” by Ken Poyner (United States)

7th – “Birdie’s Knowledge of Signs” by Christopher Allen (Germany)

6th – “The Woman with Two Faces” by Barbara Leahy (Ireland)

5th – “Caution from the Wind” by Jo Gatford (United Kingdom)

4th – “Wowee!” by Ian Shine (United Kingdom)

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3rd Place ($25)

“Shadow Can” by Aeryn Rudel (United States)

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2nd Place ($50)

“But That Thy Blood Was Shed for Me”  by Carly Hallman (China)

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And our 2014 Flash Monster winner is…

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 1st Place ($200)

“I, Homunculus” by Erica David (United States)

Check back around Halloween to read these

prize-winning stories!