She Picked Up the Knife

She Picked Up the Knife

Flash fiction writing contest. $100 first-place prize.

Winner Annoucement:

We're pleased to announce the winners of the flash fiction writing contest.

First Place:

The Scoundrel's Reward

Catherine Wolfe

Second Place:

The Basket


The Contest



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In 500 words or less, write a flash fiction story that starts with the sentence: "She picked up the knife." The challenge of flash fiction is to create a thought-provoking story within the tight word constraints of the writing form. 

The story can be any genre as long as it is based on the picture. You can submit as many entries as you like but we'll only judge your most recent two entries based on posting date.


  • One winner will receive $100.
  • Two runner-ups will receive $25.

Good luck!

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Start: January 12, 2020

Deadline: April 10, 2020

Posting Date: Postings that are eligible for this contest must be published on site after January 12, 2020

Prize: 1st place prize: $100, runner up prizes of $25

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