Flash Fiction

The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential. A writer must take away the excess until the story is left with nothing but the clean-scraped core of a story.

In this flash fiction contest we are challenging writers to write a flash fiction piece that is between 500 and 800 words on the topic provided. The topic is "the hotel room". Your story can be about anything but the storyline should be confined to a hotel room.

For this contest you must focus on the a single moment of your characters life that somehow involves the topic. How you approach this topic is up to you but the focus of the story must clearly be on that moment and incorporate this topic. What is happening that makes this moment stand out and be interesting to your readers. Take this moment - and use a small number of words - to create your story. It must be a complete story. No poetry.

The winners will be selected by the FanStory.com Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one to two weeks after the deadline passes. The decision is final.

The submitted work must be between 500 and 800 words. The title of the work does not count in the word count. If the word count is over or under this amount the work will not be presented to the contest committee. For a rough word counter utility click here but we recommend the use of a word processor to count the words.

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

Deadline: Contest Is Closed.

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This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. The winners will be selected by the Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one week after the deadline passes. Cash prizes delivered by PayPal. Winners also have the option to choose a Visa Gift Card (US residents only) or Amazon Gift Card (where available).

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