Round 1 Entry, July: Assignment: Genre- Ghost Story, Location- Diner Car, Object- Diamond Story Submitted: Protection Protection (Click the title to be brought to the story.) Place: Did not rank. Points Awarded: 0
Three social media influencers take a private champagne tasting tour on an antique train, unaware of the sinister connection a piece of their jewellery has to the train and the curse they are about to encounter.
NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge 2019
Round 1 Entry, January: Assignment- Genre- Drama, Subject- Career Change, Character- Investor Story Submitted: Changes Changes (Click the title to be brought to the story.)
A life-changing incident forces an unwanted career change for a driven investor.
NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge 2018
Round 1 Entry, July: Genre- Historical Fiction, Location- Bookstore, Object- Floodlights Story Submitted: In the Cover of Darkness Place: 11 Points Awarded: 5 In the Cover of Darkness (Click the title to be brought to the story.)
A group of civilian resistance fighters try to convince an ally to assist them in a dangerous mission in Poland, 1941.
Round 2 Entry, September: Genre- Sci-fi, Location- Atelier, Object- Recycle Bin Story Submitted: First Appearances Place: Did not rank. Points Awarded: 0 First Appearances (Click the title to be brought to the story.)
A student at Master Augusta Rogu's Atelier for Fine Arts and Futurist Design must sell the attributes of her first invention to save it from destruction.
NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge 2017
Round 1 Entry, July: Genre- Drama, Location- Cybercafé, Object- Snail Story Submitted: The World's Doorstep Place out of 31: 12 Points Awarded: 4 The World's Doorstep (Click the title to be brought to the story.)
A young woman returns to her hometown and must face a symbol from her past.
Round 2 Entry, September: Genre- Crime Caper, Location- Driving Range, Object- Salmon Fillet Story Submitted: The Long Game Place out of 31: 15 Points Awarded: 1 The Long Game (Click the title to be brought to the story.)
Jasmine, the leader of a criminal organization running a high-tech scam on her clientele, meets with another crime boss, in hopes of enticing him to join her. He has other plans in mind for the meeting, leading to a tense stand-off.
NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge 2017
Round 1 Entry, January: Assignment- Science Fiction, Heat Wave, Scientist Story Submitted: Terraforma Terraforma (Click the title to be brought to the story.)
Since we first turned our gaze to outer space and dreamed of other life, we began to prepare for and wonder what an encounter with intelligent life would be like. There was no way we could have anticipated what the reality would be when first contact was made.
NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge 2016
Round 1 Entry, July: Genre- Crime Caper, Location- Bowling Alley, Object- Raincoat Story Submitted: The Diamond Job Place out of 35: 14 Points Awarded: 2
This was going to be a diamond heist for the ages, a heist which would go down in history as being perfectly planned and executed. Every eventuality had been taken into account; a simple in and out job, until an unexpected text message comes at a critical moment, bringing with it a horrifying twist of events.
Round 2 Entry, September: Genre- Horror, Location- Fundraiser, Object- Doctored Photograph Story Submitted: Deaf Ears Place out of 35: ? (Placed out of the top 15) Points Awarded: 0
Deaf Ears (Click Title to be brought to the story.)
A 5th annual, private, charity fundraiser turns into a nightmare when an aggrieved parent takes control of the evening. What happens when we encounter someone we have turned our back on in a time of need?