Here are the finalists in our Non-Themed flash contest (for those needing a bit of a prompt, No Way Out was the theme), and the order in which the stories will be posted, starting tomorrow (Monday):
“Chelgarits” by John Leahy
“Nomads” by Pedro Iniguez
“I Row” by Warren Benedetto
“The Last Time You Saw Grandma” by Jeffrey B. Burton
“All His Gypsies Dancing in the Flames” by Marge Simon
“A Propitiation” by Michael Harris Cohen
“She Came in Through the Bathroom Window” by Tony Earnshaw
“Meals on Wheels” by Georgia Cook
“This is Your Exit Survey” by Rich Larson
“Bug Bites” by Tim O’Neal
“Fish” by Emma Stacey
“Layer Cake” by Ken MacGregor
“Fake News” by Tim Graves
“Thrown” by Darren Todd
“Secretary to a Serial Killer” by Robert Jeschonek
“Scratch Marks” by T.G. Arsenault
“Lunchtime at The Justice Cafe” by Ken Goldman
“Show me” by Patrick Malka
“Ardent” by Jay Bechtol
“Natalie’s Ghost” by John Moralee

Congrats to these authors, and thank you to everyone who entered (over 70 entries). There were some really good stories that didn’t make it in this month.
These stories will only be accessible to Crystal Lake Publishing’s $5 a month or higher tier patrons on Patreon.