45th Writing Awards – January 31 Final Deadline

Archives: Flash Fiction

Shanna Yetman’s “The Miracle Is to Walk This Earth” (NMW 2015)

Shanna Yetman’s “The Miracle Is to Walk This Earth” (NMW 2015)

Shanna Yetman of Chicago, IL has won the 39th New Millennium Flash Fiction Prize for “The Miracle Is to Walk This Earth.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print.

“This vignette centers on a mother’s fear about her young son’s upcoming surgery and the solace she seeks in Buddhism, particularly its slippery and elusive principles of non-attachment and liberation from the cycle of birth and death.” –NMW

Louise Aronson’s “After” (NMW 2009)

Louise Aronson of San Francisco, CA has won the 24th New Millennium Flash Fiction Prize for “After.”

She will receive $1,000 and publication online and in print.


Louise Aronson, Flash Fiction WinnerA NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: “Every day, the media announces the latest number of dead American service-persons as if that figure is the best and most accurate benchmark of war-related losses. I wrote this story to offer a small glimpse of the larger and far more disturbing picture, in which both death and the American experience of the war are just fractions of the whole.”  –Louise Aronson