Soaking Wet by Denarii Peters Hysteria 2023 short story category winner

Soaking Wet by Denarii Peters Hysteria 2023 short story category winner

Denarri Peters is the winner of the short story category in the 2023 Hysteria Writing Competition with her story ‘Soaking Wet’. You can read the winning story below as you listen to the recording. It is published, along with the other winners and finalists from each category in the Hysteria 10 anthology, which is published…

Hocus Pocus by Chris Cottom Hysteria 2023 flash fiction category winner

Hocus Pocus by Chris Cottom Hysteria 2023 flash fiction category winner

Chris Cottom is the winner of the Flash Fiction category in the 2023 Hysteria Writing Competition with his story ‘Hocus Pocus’. You can read the winning story below as you listen to the recording. It is published, along with the other winners and finalists from each category in the Hysteria 10 anthology which is published…

At Peace With Myself by Caroline Jenner Hysteria 2022 flash fiction category winner

At Peace With Myself by Caroline Jenner Hysteria 2022 flash fiction category winner

Caroline Jenner is the winner of the Flash Fiction category in the 2022 Hysteria Writing Competition. Her story’s full title is At Peace With Myself in the Chaos of Half-Started Projects. You can find her story, along with the other winners and finalists from each category in the Hysteria 9 anthology.

Working Title by Tiffany White, winner of the 2020 flash fiction category

The artist placed “Untitled” on the plinth. It was a real work of art. “Looking good.” the gallery owner simpered then let the entitled in. Sipping bad wine, the cognoscente marvelled at the magnificent creation they saw. “Indescribable” claimed the journalist “Heart touching” the surgeon concurred. “I see what you’re saying” the synesthetic lied to…

You Don’t Have to Talk About Your Daddy in Counselling if You Don’t Want To, by Stephanie Hutton winner of the Flash Fiction category 2017

You Don’t Have to Talk About Your Daddy in Counselling if You Don’t Want To, by Stephanie Hutton winner of the Flash Fiction category 2017

Jupiter is the stormiest planet. It has weather patterns that change quickly, so you never know what swirly clouds might hide. It is separated from Earth by the asteroid belt – hard and dangerous to reach.

Sea change by Sharon Telfer, winner of the Hysteria 2016 flash fiction category

Sea change by Sharon Telfer, winner of the Hysteria 2016 flash fiction category

My heart sank. I watched it go. It fought hard to keep afloat. I took my boathook, knocked back its jellyfish pulses. I had to make sure. Cracked, it bubbled silver as it dropped, an aspirin fizz then one toxic gulp like mercury breaking from a thermometer. It stopped struggling after that, twisted, turned in…