Flash Fiction Competition 2021 – The Top Ten Stories

At Christmas, everyone enjoys the thrill of a ghost story. This year, we wanted a science fictional ghostly tale to scare the bejeesus out of us. You did not disappoint. Our judging panel of English students from Edinburgh University were highly impressed by all the submissions, and yes it was hard to choose from them all. But they did, and we’re delighted to announce the Top Ten Stories:

Call Me — Dane Divine

Christmas Overtime — Sadie Maskery

Dvina’s Daughter — Leigh Loveday

How the Orchard Became Haunted — Ben Blow

Into the Abyss — Ibrahim Lakhanpal

Max Iterations One Thousand — Anna Ziegelhof

Mother — Gary Tinnams

The Christmas Spirit — Barbara Preslier

The Reminder — Ida Keogh

You Are in a Room — David Lawrie

Well done to you all!

The judging panel then went on to select the top three stories and pick a winner. The top three will be announced on Sunday 28th November at our first live, in the Flesh event, in Edinburgh at the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh as part of Cymera at the Roxy.

Do come along if you can and enjoy an evening of music, stories, poems, drama and bad jokes in our world famous sci-fi cabaret, Event Horizon. The winning story, XXX XXX XXX will be read on the night.

Full details at

Shoreline of Infinity’s Event Horizon – Back In the Flesh!
Tickets from Cymera Festival

We may be livestreaming the event – we’ll keep you posted on Twitter @shoreinf or on our website.

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