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Runner-up of Trapped Flash

Catch of the Day by Jess Doyle She squirmed, a hopeless tangle of netting, scales and coarse, dark hair. Her mighty tail gleamed jasper and jade, fused with serpentine skin. She hissed and glared at them with onyx eyes, clawing... Continue Reading →

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Highly Commended Trapped Flash

Danger Grange by Wiebo Grobler A glass with half a bottle of whiskey stood on the table. Jesus. It wasn't even eleven yet. "Hey man, thanks for handing in my wallet. I really appreciate it," Henry said. "No problem," the... Continue Reading →

Trapped Flash Competition Shortlist

We had a huge selection of great stories to choose from for this comp, each with their own unique interpretation of the theme.  It was challenging but in the end we managed to whittle the list down to eight stories. ... Continue Reading →

The Twelfth Day of Christmas and overall winner

by Jan Kaneen Strange how cultures twist the myth into their own image, but whatever peg they hang it on: Christmas, Yule, Saturnalia, it is always a mirror. The opposite is true with me. Seems like only yesterday that goodly... Continue Reading →

The Eleventh Day of Christmas

by Eva Moer Walter stands by the window that is edging with fern frost. Old Man Winter’s calling card. Below is a bustle of townsfolk, their faces reddened with a mix of cold and anger, as they clip elbows laden... Continue Reading →

The Tenth Day of Christmas

by Sherry Morris In unguarded moments the call catches me out, making me shiver more than the cold. I close my eyes and see Highland hills with snow, Nana and Gramps, and visits that last past Hogmanay. Sometimes we’re walking... Continue Reading →

The Ninth Day of Christmas

by Dean Edwards Dad kept missing the table with the plates and giggling as they smashed. We ended up with an extra plate, which he stared at as though it was going to take off. It would have been better... Continue Reading →

The Third Day of Christmas

By Alice Nuttall He almost didn’t see the little match girl when he stepped down from the cab. The snow had covered most of her body, and she looked more like a bundle of rags than a child. It was only... Continue Reading →

The Second Day of Christmas

By M Ferry Have another drink! That’s how you made my list in the first place. I know all about your “accident”. You had so much alcohol in your system that you were able to stumble away from the wreckage,... Continue Reading →

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