Contest – 2020-Flash-04 – Home

Over 120 Story Submissions

35 Stories selected for the Shortlist and Amazon Kindle book

Our Voice Team had a hard time choosing just three winners!  Here are some of the criteria we used to choose the best of the best:

  • Enticing opening
  • Vivid descriptions
  • Use of literary devices
  • Level of vocabulary
  • Stylistic consistency
  • Inferred background
  • Unique approach to “home”
  • Memorable ending
  • Poetic language
  • Telling old truths in new ways
  • Stories that leave us wanting more
Congratulations to the writers whose stories made the shortlist!
  • All selected stories were formatted and edited for publishing in our eBooks Collection.
  • Staff will select the Grand Winner from the shortlist.
  • Public voting will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners.
  • Check your My Account page to watch your likes and credits accumulate!

There’s a like button at the bottom of each story.  Each “like” = 1 vote.

(All Prizes and Rewards are only paid out via Amazon Gift Cards)

Voting Countdown – Each “Like” counts as one vote





  • Grand Prize (Staff Pick) – $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • First prize (Public Voting) – $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Free Google SignIn, and Free Contest Entry

2020-Flash-04 – “Home”

Most of us have been spending all of our time at home during this global pandemic lockdown, so this is a subject many of us know all too well!  Now’s your chance to write about a topic as old as mankind, yet newly experienced during these challenging times.
For our current “Flash Fiction” contest, we invite you to write a story that features home.  Is home a place of refuge?  A memory?  Something longed for?  How do your characters think of home and what stories do they tell?
Good luck!

Double-check your story against the rules below, and make all corrections BEFORE you send!  Multiple entries of the same story will be disqualified.

Ensure your entry follows these rules:
  • Correct length (350 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Include some reference to the concept of “Home”

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Why do my friends need to SignIn to read the post I shared?

Actually, this is a voting security feature. During public voting, only club members can read posts submitted for that contest. Since anyone reading the story is able to vote (click the Like button), we reserve these capabilities to members who SignIn. Before we implemented this security feature, people were voting multiple times and making the public voting process unfair and out of balance. To fix this, our staff finally decided to allow only members who SignIn to read the stories. Membership is free and easy, and ensures our club is safe, secure, and family-friendly!