Short Story Contest 114 Submissions & Details Thread Theme: "Flash Fiction Special" This contest is open to all wf.org members, newbies and the established alike. Please post your entries as replies to this post. At the deadline I will collate all entries and put them forward for voting in a separate thread. The winning entry will be stickied until the next competition winner. Unfortunately, there is no prize but pride on offer for this contest. As always, the winner may also PM/VM me to request the theme of a subsequent contest if he/she wishes. Themes: There is a choice. Use one of the following themes: "Pastiche", "Sticks & Stones", "Battlefield" and "Cold Feet". Any interpretation is valid. Entries do not have to follow the themes explicitly, but off-topic entries may not be entered into the voting. Wordlimit: 100-500 words (Flash Fiction Special) Deadline for entries: Monday 7th May 2012 10.00 am (UK local) There is a 10% word-limit leniency at both ends of the scale. Please try to stick within the limit. As below, any piece outside of the suggested limit may not be entered into the voting. The next contest will be themed "Underground" (courtesy of TheFictionalMan) and the contest after that "Happy Ending" (courtesy of Gannon). Both of these contests will have the normal word limit of 1000-3000 words. Be free to prepare an entry in advance for either of these contests, but do not submit your entry until instructed to do so. There is a maximum of 25 entries to any contest. If there are more than 25 entries to any one contest I will decide which are entered into voting based on adherence to the suggested word limit and relevance to the theme, not on a first-come-first served basis. Try to make all your entries complete and have an ending rather than be an extract from a larger one and please try to stick to the topic. Any piece seemingly outside of the topic will be dealt with in a piece by piece manner to decide its legitamacy for the contest. Submissions may not have been previously posted on this site, nor may they be posted for review until voting has closed. Only one entry per contest per contestant is permissable. Please try to refrain from itallicising, bolding, colouring or indenting any text to help avoid disappointment. These stylistics do not reproduce when I copy-paste them into the voting thread. You may use visible noparse BB code to preserve style if you wish by placing [ noparse ] and [ /noparse ] (without the spaces) around the entire text. Please remember to give your piece a title and give its word count in brackets at the top of your story. If there are any questions, please leave me a visitor message or PM me. Please do not clog up this, or any other thread, with your questions. Please note that only current members are eligible to win. Thanks and good luck.