And our Flash Icon results are in! Not an easy contest to judge, at all. Sometimes, we see a very clear winner or two. Other times, we spend hours and hours re-reading the top 12-14 or so and figuring out the order until we are certain. This job is always harder than it seems.
When it comes to dark and offbeat flash fiction, nothing is sacred. We asked you to mess with iconic people, places, or things and you came through with something truly weird creations. This contest was wide open as far as tone is concerned and we were thrilled to see you all take icons to some bizarre and fantastical places.
Stay tuned in the near future for details on our next quarterly flash fiction contest, which will be a horror-themed #FlashFear contest, with our prizes winners mega-issue appearing on Halloween.
And now to the stuff you really care about…
Some high-quality work this contest, which made it all that much more difficult to judge. Making cuts was no easy task, and many entries made it through the first couple rounds. That means we have a ton of non-cigars to hand out.
Close-but-no-cigar mentions go to the following writers:
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