After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the June 15 2018 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Nicole Little with her story, Sweet Sixteen!
Nicole Little was born in St. John’s, although she traveled and lived in Australia for 5 years before returning to Newfoundland in 2011. She has run a home daycare and has 2 daughters, aged 2 and 7. When she was young she once told someone that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up and they laughed at her. She has never stopped writing, just to prove them wrong. Sweet Sixteen is her first published work. Continue reading Winner: “Sweet Sixteen” by Nicole Little | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
She rounded a corner, nearly running into an unexpected dead-end. Blinking in surprise, she stood unmovingly. She couldn’t say how long she’d been trapped in this white labyrinth, as time had no meaning here. She had no need to eat, her body never changed, her teal dress never ruffled, and she never felt fatigued. So she continuously wandered, memorizing its layout, measuring time by completed circuits. However long it had been, nothing had ever changed. Until now, that is. Continue reading “Tarnished” by Jennifer Combden | Short Story Winner
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the May 30 2018 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Jennifer Combden with her story, Tarnished!
Jennifer Combden is a meteorologist living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is a sponge for knowledge, and her love of learning is second only to her love of sharing that knowledge. Jennifer prefers to write science fiction, with a strong emphasis on the science, as a medium by which to explain complex ideas. When not explaining quantum physics to 12 year olds she can be found living on the (PG) Nerdcrafteria minecraft server where she volunteers, writing forecasts at work, and getting lost on Wikipedia. Combden’s work will be recognized by longtime short fiction readers for her stories ‘Sunny Days’ and ‘Immune’ in Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016).
We received over twenty submissions for this month’s image, all of them interesting in their own right. To find the winner we used a double-blind alternate-vote method, in which no judge knew the name of the person who had written any story. Each judge then compiled a list of their own personal Top Ten picks, and each entry was assigned a point title. The lowest entries were whittled down every round until only one remained! Continue reading Winner: “Tarnished” by Jennifer Combden | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
Engen Books is proud to team with the imaginative and creative people of Kit Sora Photography to bring you the “Flash Fiction Photography Contest”!
Every month we’re going to upload one of the photos from the amazingly talented Kit Sora, a local Newfoundland artist known for her stunning work with props, lighting, and imaginative designs. Kit uses her art in a variety of fantastical settings, so we’re tasking the authors and creative minds of the Atlantic Provinces to write short fiction based on the subjects! Continue reading Flash Fiction/Photography Contest | Deadline June 15! |Engen Books | Kit Sora Photography!
Back when I was in University I didn’t have this thing called ‘Facebook’. No, I put off joining that for years (I still remember getting and ignoring a ton of ‘your friend is on Fb & you should join them’ emails).
Back in those days I had something better. I had… Livejournal!
I mostly wrote about what was going on in my life and kept up with friends who were in different cities. Also, you could have .gifs as your profile picture. It was the best.
Another thing I used it for was writing drabbles, which are an early type of flash fiction. There was one group I joined called X-Men 100, where you could write drabbles about X-Men characters. Each week they’d post a word or phrase for inspiration and then you’d have 7 days to write and post something that was only 100 words long.
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