the 2021 fractured lit flash fiction prize shortlist

We’re so excited to announce the 25 titles on our shortlist! We’ll announce the winners’ titles in the next few days! Thank you for your patience! From this list, K-Ming Chang has chosen 3 winners! “I got so excited about these amazing stories that I spent all of yesterday and today reading and rereading them and the ones I chose just really leapt out at me.” K-Ming Chang

Somebody Lonely

Everything Will Be Okay in the End

Other Women

Easter Morning

White Powder

Baby Teeth

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage

Thoughts Before the Group Session

The Swimming Lesson

Self-Portrait as Everything You’re Not 

Mother Tongue

Day Trader

A Perfect Facsimile of Flight

A Language Is a Story

Nicky True

The Grip of a Girl’s Legs

How A World-Famous Pianist Arrives At His Venue Where He Plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 In A Slightly Out-Of-Tune C Minor

The Trade

The Trouble With Quantum

Whisper Down The Lane

Have Yourself a Merry Little

little piggy and the seven seas


In Memory of Boots

Robot You

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