“A kid who looks to be maybe fifteen, sixteen, slight, wearing one of those hats with a flat brim and shorts that are so baggy his boxers stick out of the top, steps up, reaches into the back of his pants, and pulls out a gun.” A fiction-photography collaboration by writer Joan Wilking and photographer Debra Weinstein.
“Consider ending with a twist, something that will keep your story in the readers’ minds. At least until they check their Facebook statuses.” Richie Narvaez with the winning story in our Flash Hybrid Noir Contest.
“The dead man’s lolling head stared with glassy blue eyes and gaping mouth. Susan, my sister-in-law, thrust boxes of Stove Top in my hand as she bent to lift the man’s dragging feet over the threshold.” Flash Hybrid Noir from contest runner-up Carol Divish.
“Misty Sledge had no soul. At least that’s what the annual employee assessment forms said. She knifed into a job site, slaughtered the weak, and left the business reeling, but undoubtedly stronger.” Flash Hybrid Noir from contest runner-up Jeremy Zucker.
“I found her in the makeshift bar beside the only window. Looking out, drawing deep on a Gauloise. ‘Smoking Kills’ read the pack. Her brand.” Flash Hybrid Noir from contest runner-up James Sumner.
You had it coming. In fact, you had it coming for a long time. Too long. An announcement, that is. An announcement of winners of our Flash Hybrid Noir Contest.