“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 Editor-in-Chief of the Signum University Press. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Baylor University. Dr. Higgins is currently co-editing a volume on the ethical turn in speculative fiction with Dr. Brenton Dickieson and previously edited an academic essay collection entitled The Inklings and King Arthur. She is also the author of the blog The Oddest Inkling, devoted to a systematic study of Charles Williams’ works. As a creative writer, Sørina has a volume of short stories, A Handful of Hazelnuts, forthcoming from Signum’s own press. Outside of academia, Sørina enjoys practicing yoga, playing with her cats, cooking, baking, podcasting, gardening, dancing, and ranting about the state of the world.
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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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