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Flash Prose (formerly Ultra Flash Fiction)

Our annual three-hundred, one-syllable word Ultra Flash Fiction Contest was the diabolical brainchild of WMO’s founder, Al Manning.
 He wasn’t trying to be difficult. Instead, the exercise is designed to illustrate the importance of word choice and proofreading. Since its inception in 2010, many a fine story have fallen in the reject pile because a two-syllable snuck in past the writer.

In 2020, WMO invited all members of the North Carolina Writers’ Network to submit, and introduced a more palatable three-hundred, multi-syllable word contest for WMO members.

In 2023 WMO added Flash non-fiction to recast the contest as Flash Prose.

Some past winning entries are shown below.

Previous Winning Entries