The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022

Hello people. It’s still shit out there, so we’re doing another competition. Your two fave gals are coming at you from isolation, so pull your flipping socks up and write us some flash fiction. The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest was set up in 2021 to invoke a sense of community. In a time where weContinue reading “The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2022”

1st Place: ‘A Bit Odd’ by Claire Gleeson

You can’t think about it too much, or it’ll drive you mad. That’s what Eleanor feels about space, or the age of the earth, or the fact that there are parts of the ocean floor that lie more than ten thousand metres below the surface. There are some concepts the human brain just isn’t supposedContinue reading “1st Place: ‘A Bit Odd’ by Claire Gleeson”

2nd Place: ‘Rain Arch’ by Jessica Grene

He is grasping for the word for the thing in the picture. The colours in the sky when the rain and sun meet. He knows it, but fog swirls in his mind. It’s rain something… it is arch? He can’t tell if that sounds right. It frightens him that he can’t find the word.  It’sContinue reading “2nd Place: ‘Rain Arch’ by Jessica Grene”

3rd Place: ‘The Woman I Wanted To Be’ by Christine Anne Foley

I always imagined I’d be the key rattling, fingers donned with rings, large purse carrying, nail tapping, throwing purse on top of the newspaper, beside the Evian water bottle on the passenger seat, kind of woman. The arm around the headrest, neck turned, earring dangling, lip biting, eyebrows knitting, smile bearing, easy reversing out ofContinue reading “3rd Place: ‘The Woman I Wanted To Be’ by Christine Anne Foley”

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2021

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2021 was set up to invoke a sense of community. In a time where we must stay far apart, writing can bring us together while conveying a wide panorama of human experiences. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Use the search form to search the site. Sign up to ourContinue reading “The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2021”

Morning Coffee 2020

The Morning Coffee Writing Competition was created in association with Sonder Magazine to fundraise for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. For those who aren’t aware of their services, the RCC offer a free, confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been sexually abused at any time in their lives. They alsoContinue reading “Morning Coffee 2020”

1st Place: Drifting by Cormac Culkeen

jesus this wind is cold you can feel the North in it, all icy edges inside the neck and gusting numbness into the face even a hoodie won’t stop it. The night sky is a black loom and the stars are just hidden by the clouds and the moon lights their edges with silver. IContinue reading “1st Place: Drifting by Cormac Culkeen”

Runner Up: ‘First Home’ by Rhiannon Jones

‘She might look different from how she was when you last saw her,’ my mother said. ‘She’s lost a lot of weight since she’s been ill.’ ‘I feel bad – ’ I began, but my mother was saying hello to my grandmother’s neighbour Bruce, who sat outside his front door in a fold-out chair, hisContinue reading “Runner Up: ‘First Home’ by Rhiannon Jones”

Runner Up: ‘Coins on the Tongue’ by Carl Kinsella

She complained often about a feeling of grime on her hands, and insisted that it was more than a feeling. That if she looked for more than a few seconds she could really see grains of silt embedded in the grooves of her fingerprints. It made her scared to touch her eyes, she thought itContinue reading “Runner Up: ‘Coins on the Tongue’ by Carl Kinsella”