And the 2011 Flash Fiction Contest Winner is…

Little Knife Houses
by Jaelithe Ingold

As many of you know, throughout the year we host a bi-monthly flash fiction contest on our forum (not to be confused with the bi-weekly one-hour flash challenge). From those bi-monthly winners, an overall winner is chosen by a neutral judge, to be published in the next issue of Shock Totem.

This year’s judge was James Newman, and from the five stories he chose “Little Knife Houses,” by Jaelithe Ingold, which was based on the artwork for our third issue.

Ah, but now we have to break Newton’s Law, the rule we set forth in issue #2, which, after publishing Kurt Newton in our first two issues, stated that we would never again publish an author back-to-back.

Jaelithe, however, was featured in issue #4, with her story “Fade to Black”—which, incidentally, was also the contest-winning story for Café Doom’s 2010 short-story contest. So…rule broken.

And for a good reason! You’ll be able to read “Little Knife Houses” in issue #5 (see the cover and more info on that issue here).

Congratulations, Jaelithe!

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7 Responses to And the 2011 Flash Fiction Contest Winner is…

  1. Many congratulations, Jaelithe!!

  2. Awesome, congrats Jaelithe!

  3. Cate Gardner says:

    Congratulations, Jaelithe :D

  4. Lee Thompson says:

    Awesome! Congrats!

  5. I’m bummed this issue will be late, but it’s shaping up to be a great one. And man, I love that cover!

    Jaelithe actually had two stories in the running this time, having come in first twice this year. Hopefully she and the other three writers update their stories and start shopping them around. =)

  6. Congratulations Jaelithe! :D That was a great story.

  7. Jaelithe says:

    Thanks so much everyone! :)

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