It wasn’t supposed to end this way.
I threw my fist against the ice again, willing it to crack underneath my bloodied knuckles. How could anything be so thick? She was right there. I had to reach her. Then I could save her. I could tell her.
But the ice didn’t budge.
I screamed, falling to my elbows above her. She hadn’t moved in so long. Her lips were nearly violet. Her eyes, which had always been alight with life, were nothing but barren mirrors, reflecting my grief back at me. Continue reading “Frigid” by Catherine Rector | Short Story Winner
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the July 15 2018 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Catherine Rector with her story, Frigid!
Catherine Rector was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and grew up in rural Nova Scotia. Currently residing in her nerd cave in Belgium, she spends most of her time on single player adventures like reading, gaming and writing. Continue reading Winner: “Frigid” by Catherine Rector | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
She didn’t know how long it had taken her to break free from inside the egg. The hard shell was translucent against the daylight, and taking aim at where it was thinnest, she pounded with her fists and feet until there was a tiny crack, a pinprick of light. With scrabbling fingers she clawed and ripped and fought, the crack became a spiderweb, shattering at last.
Continue reading “Starling” by Cristina Ozon | Short Story Winner
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the June 30 2018 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Cristina Ozon with her story, The Starling!
Cristina grew up in Nova Scotia and splits her time between the beautiful Annapolis Valley and the bayous of Louisiana, where she finds inspiration in dark Southern Gothic. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and this is her first published work of fiction. Her favorite genres to read and write are fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction. She believes that magic can be found every day, and is always on the hunt for her next story. Continue reading Winner: “The Starling” by Cristina Ozon | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
Bridget always felt a connection to her mother at the beach. Perhaps the rhythm of the waves caressing the shore reminded her of the rhythm of the womb; it was after all, the only memory she had of her.
Abandoned at the water’s edge, no more than a few hours old; her frantic newborn cries had attracted the attention of a pod of mermaids swimming nearby. She’d heard the story a million times: how their songs had soothed her and, how, wrapped in their gossamer tresses and lulled by the lap of the water, she’d fallen asleep in their arms. Enraptured with this tiny human, they’d persuaded Neptune to grant just one request. He had cupped the baby’s tiny feet and bestowed upon her a most precious gift. Continue reading “Sweet Sixteen” by Nicole Little | Short Story Winner
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