The Flash Fiction Challenge is an international creative writing competition, now in its 9th year, that challenges participants to create original short stories (1,000 words max.) based on genre, location, and object assignments.  The event is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, an organization that has been holding exciting creative competitions since 2002 and is dedicated to discovering and promoting a new wave of talented storytellers.  NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.





Trey Dowell (Ballwin, MO, USA)


Winning Stories - "Independent Contractors", "Justicia", "The Problem with Fish Markets", and "177 Seconds"



Mary Squillace (Santa Monica, CA, USA)


Winning Stories - "Into the Storm", "Stone Whispers", "You", and "Futures"



Candace Leigh Coulombe (Sacramento, CA, USA)


Winning Stories - "The Blonde on the Tarmac", "ADX Insula", "Winter Collection", and "Jimmy Cooper, Jimmy Cooper"



Swati Daftuar (New Delhi, India)


Winning Stories - "The Gift", "A Family Matter", "A Passing Fancy", and "A Million Shades of White"



Vincent Dumont-Mackay (Montreal, QC, CA)


Winning Stories - "Cinderella Napolitana", "The Bride's Crew", "Left", and "In It"



Chelsea Sutton (Burbank, CA, USA)


Winning Stories - "Lenny on Ice", "Not My Body", "Scavenger", and "I See You, Santa Claus"



Natalie Grant (San Francisco, CA, USA)


Winning Stories - "The Keeper of Unwanted Thoughts", "Good Morning, Sir", "Inertia", and "Dusty, With A High Chance of Waves"


Click here to read the Interview with Natalie



Rachael Dunlop (London, UK)


Winning Stories - "Drowning in Fresh Air'', "Barbed", "A Sideways Step", and "Without Parallel"


Click here to read the Interview with Rachael



Chelsea Bauch (Washington, DC, USA)


Winning Stories - ''Playing for Keeps'', ''Among the Dead'', ''Dispatch from Earth by Dr. Aldous Godot, The Robotic Times'', and ''Still Life With Blue Dress''.


Click here to read the Interview with Chelsea











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