Friday, November 1, 2019 0 comentários

Winners Round 2

And the winners of the second round of our flash fiction contest this term are...


The authors of "Gut Feeling"!! Congrats!! :)

It’s 4th of July and we decided to go to the new park that arrived in city. We saw a few people and there wasn’t a line to the roller coaster. There was a big golden head in front of it and a bad sensation filled me. We sat down and the roller coaster started to run fast and everything seemed hot and wet, but it wasn’t raining. Suddenly we fell on a dark lake. We were in despair and all of us screamed and tried to run away. It was a kind of a big ball made of flesh and full of water. And when our skins started to burn we realized where we were and we screamed even more.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 0 comentários

Vote for the best story (Round 2)

New stories competing for the Flash Fiction award. This time writers used as inspiration the cover of the album "Astroworld" (2018) by rapper Travis Scott.


Enjoy the reading and then click here to vote for your favorite story.


Happy Birthday 
It was a beautiful summer day and Stormi was celebrating her 10th birthday in Astroworld, a famous park in her hometown. The party was going well, but something made the air heavy, she felt like living a dejavu. The time had come to blow out the candles, the girl closed her eyes and blew. When she opened her eyes, everybody was gone. She looked around and saw rusty toys and dead bodies scattered around. Once again, she was alone in her birthday. The same way it had been for 10 years now, in a curse that repeated itself every day.

Hell Dorado
We finally found the lost vault of Nicolas Flamel. At first we thought we had uncovered something akin to an amusement park of riches. Truth was... we had raided the golden mouth of doom. My entire body froze as the bright touch of death crawled upon my limbs. All sensations abandoned me. I witnessed the last despair-filled moments of my crew. Alas, we shined into death. And we shall be here forever, waiting for the next group of greedy clowns. For we are now part of the treasure, as our bodies turned to solid statues of rich cursed gold.

Last Day
Candy. Merry-go-round. Popcorn. Now the Ferris Wheel. There are so many things to do! I almost can´t believe our luck in getting that prize ticket for a free day in this exclusive amusement park called Elysian Fields. But I don´t understand… why my parents look so gloomy? It’s waaaay more fun than the hospital. I heard someone say today is the last day, they must be leaving the town tomorrow! – What´s next?  – The happy end chambers. – Answered my father. My parents look a bit sad as I walk into the clowns’ mouth and his funny yellow breath. I’m starting to feel sleepy…

Bread and circuses
I can't stand this anymore. Every day people throw themselves from buildings. The city is a complete chaos. Authorities tried to avoid the mess they created with those “special pills”. All I know is that it changes people. But I won’t take it, I stand firm with others. "Run! Run!". We failed miserably. I desperately try to fight back and....everything is black. I open my eyes to the sight of a huge amusement park. Behind me, I hear a soft voice saying "Here are your pills, Mr. Happy!". I say "Thank you!" and go running to the roller coaster. 99

A magic moment 
Clicks. Flashes. Lights. A bunch of people looking at me. This feeling inside of me is so good. There’s no holding back. But I don’t care, I’ve waited so long for this moment. I deserved that! People are surprised. I am surprised! Even because who am I in comparison with those famous people? Who am I? Michel? Mike? Annoying light. Blaring alarm. The sun on my face. Where am I? Why am I on an amusement park? Familiar voice. “Hey, Mickey, they don’t care about us… the lunch break is over, people are waiting for us to take a picture!”

Gut feeling
It’s 4th of July and we decided to go to the new park that arrived in city. We saw a few people and there wasn’t a line to the roller coaster. There was a big golden head in front of it and a bad sensation filled me. We sat down and the roller coaster started to run fast and everything seemed hot and wet, but it wasn’t raining. Suddenly we fell on a dark lake. We were in despair and all of us screamed and tried to run away. It was a kind of a big ball made of flesh and full of water. And when our skins started to burn we realized where we were and we screamed even more.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 0 comentários

Winners Flash Fiction contest (Round 1)

And the award winning story of the first round of our Flash Fiction contest is...

"Silence"!

Here are the authors (and Professor Weissheimer between them).



Congratulations, ladies! Write on!


via GIPHY


Silence
The square was filled with people. In different times, the sounds of running and chatter would’ve been accompanied by happy sounds from street musicians. However, all music was now forbidden. Sometimes, the quiet was violent. No birds sang, no radios played songs, no one could carry a musical... “Instrument!”, yelled someone. All eyes turned to a man carrying a guitar case. Everyone held their breaths, shocked. “Is that...?”. Music filled their ears for the first time. “BANG!” The second sound they heard wasn’t music. The man fell on the floor, along with his now broken guitar. Everything became silent again.
 
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