“Almost an Inkling” Flash Fiction Contest Week 3 Winners

SignumBadge_90x90Click over to the contest home page to watch a video in which I talk about the winners and to download a .pdf of the winning entries.

WEEK 3 [10/4 – 10/10]: Minute Mysteries
This week, it was murder, mayhem, detection, and discovery. Our contestants showed us their most compelling mini-mysteries that can be read in under a minute—and were under 250 words long. We gave them some ideas: Mystery-273iz92a classic locked-room mystery; a story with numerological significance (a countdown, a pattern, a mathematical clue, etc.); the tale of the disappearance of a valuable object; a family secret comes to light; an old letter tucked in a book or hidden in plain sight.

Here are our winners!

LITERARY WINNER: Jessica Kantrowitz, “Text-based”

Literary 1st runner-up: Laura Crouse, “The Power of Innocence”

Literary 2nd runner-up: L. F. S. Alden, “The Old Man’s Will”

POPULAR WINNER: Olivia Jakobitz, “Willful Mystery”

Popular 1st runner-up: Ed McNamara, “Blueberry Manifest”

Popular 2nd runner-up (tied): Cheryl Cardoza, “Keep it Safe”

Popular 2nd runner-up (tied): Jessica Kantrowitz, “Text-based”

Here I will post links to some that didn’t win, but earned well-deserved honorable mentions.


About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).
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3 Responses to “Almost an Inkling” Flash Fiction Contest Week 3 Winners

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Congratulations! (And eagerly awaiting links!)


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