This is my little unofficial flash fiction writing contest.
Subject: Ghost story
Word Limit: 1000 Words.
How to submit: You need to have set up your Community account. You have to put in the summary that it's an entry for the Ghost Story Flash Fiction contest and post a link to the story in this thread. After all the submissions are in I will post an anonymous voting thread with all the links for people to vote and offer feedback.
Submissions due date: 11:59 PM GMT Tuesday (7 PM EDT)
Prize: That warm feeling you get for winning.
Cost: No cost except whatever you pay for internet access.
Remember - this is for fun. If you're going to submit your story to FlashSpec you can't submit it here.
October 4th, 2006, 12:35 AM
...uh, not to sound stupid, but:
Tuesday of next week, yes? And when you say midnight, do you mean midnight OF Tuesday morning, or midnight of Wednesday morning? :confused:
Coincidentally, I was planning a full-fledged short story along these lines when you announced the contest. If I ever do decide to expand upon it, this 'flash' fiction piece (http://sffworld.com/community/story/1965p0.html) should serve as a nice guide.
In the true mark of an amateur, I've maxed out the word limit: 999 words (upside down: 666!). Along those lines: there's a s***load of puns and esoteric references that add clarity to the ending... I guess... (it's still a fairly messy lump). Be interested to hear peoples' thoughts on the female antagonist, though.
Anyway: for better or worse, there's my pony in the race.
October 5th, 2006, 07:54 AM
I'm in. http://www.sffworld.com/community/story/1968p0.html
Not really. Try here. Thanks, Mr.B (http://www.sffworld.com/community/story/1983p0.html)
October 8th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Um...Dawnstorm, your link is wrong. (That one would be for the April 1 contest.)
I didn't realize how programmed I am to read, then critique. And I'm not sure if it would be appropriate at this time. Not that I would have bad things to say about; SKK's tale about a Meth babe, BrianC-rated PG-13 for language-showing us that you actually can haunt a haunter, Jacquin's last man's dilemma--no, dilemma isn't the word..., Holbrook's bikers from--well, actually from the other place, and Dawnstorm's ethereal first person. But I did happen to see a couple of typos or wrong words, and one wrong tense, and I assume these can be changed before the final bell. All in all, a very fine bunch of stories, good job so far. (Tell Erebus we may have a new anthology for him--Scarespec.)
October 8th, 2006, 05:55 PM
I'd be interested in any comments you have on mine. If you don't want to make them public (which might be a good idea) then feel free to PM me.