Flash Tales #19: Things Fall Apart

You might want to check your brake cable. PHOTO: Chris Yarzab

You might want to check your brake cable. PHOTO: Chris Yarzab

PROMPT: Seeing as it’s Friday the 13th (our second in a row!) I’d like to see some stories about people who run up against some absolutely terrible luck. A slight horror tinge might be nice, but no need to go too dark, unless that’s your thing.

GENRE: Open, but horror-ish is appreciated.

WORD COUNT: <1,100 words

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 26, 11:59 pm

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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5 Comments on Flash Tales #19: Things Fall Apart

  1. Rose Green // March 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm // Reply

    OK, a bit later than usual, but here it is! http://scribblesofarose.webnode.com/stories/

    • Evan Henry // March 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm // Reply

      Nice one, Rem! That sounds like a pretty cool device, and it’s fun to think about how we humans might be able to mess around with probabilities. On the balance, though, I think I’ll stick with our default randomness setting. Maybe pumping too much good luck into our lives might wind up drawing misfortune our way later one. Nature abhors a bad luck vacuum…

  2. Rose Green // March 27, 2015 at 7:30 am // Reply

    Rem – really good twist at the end! R

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