50th NMW Award for Flash Fiction.
Robyn Carter of San Francisco, California for ”Excelsior,”
a hypnotic and crystalline study in traveling on to the next destination, even as the body tries to serve what’s already gone.
47th New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction
Carla Myers of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania for “Seven Ravens”
Nearly every time we choose a Flash Fiction winner, we discuss the inherent challenge of this category. In a flash, an author must create an entire story arc, impart some existential truth, and weave imagery bright and sharp enough to imprint on the reader’s mind. Done well, it is a beauty to behold. “Seven Ravens” checks all these boxes and more.