“Almost an Inkling” Flash Fiction Contest Week 1 Winners!

magical_door_by_danielgnomesClick 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 1 was:

Through Mysterious Doors
This week, we entered the world of microfiction with stories of up to 333 words that involved portals into other realms. Our writers took a character through some kind of gateway or past some threshold into a secondary world unlike our own.

POPULAR RUNNER-UP:
Eugene Sullivan, “The Stairwell”

POPULAR WINNER (tied):
Brenton Dickieson, “One Step Into Dawn”

doorPOPULAR WINNER (tied):
Olivia Jakobitz, “Through the Porthole”

LITERARY WINNER Second Runner-Up:
Cheryl Cardoza, “Fairy Rings”

LITERARY WINNER First Runner-Up:
Anne Whitver, “Never Trust a Clock”

LITERARY PRIZE WINNER:
Laura Crouse, “Lot’s Wife”

Here are links to some other works that didn’t win, but you might enjoy reading them:

http://oliviasletters.blogspot.com/2015/10/microfiction.html

https://www.academia.edu/16457825/Tales_from_Underground_Gambit

http://alasnotme.blogspot.com/2015/10/by-waters-of-avalon.html

https://twilightswarden.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/mud-a-short-story/

http://oliviasletters.blogspot.com/2015/10/magical-portals-and-whatnot.html

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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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