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Flash Contest

Flash Contest #40, February 2022: Write a story about somebody who falls into a bowl of tomato soup and into a magical land—our winners and their work

Our February Flash Contest was based on Prompt #190 (provided by intern Sage Millen), which asked that participants write a story about a character who falls into a bowl of tomato soup and into a magical land. The whimsical yet specific prompt served as the perfect vehicle of creativity for our participants as we received […]

Flash Contest #39, January 2022: Pretend you’re explaining COVID-19 to people in the distant past—our winners and their work

Our January Flash Contest was based on Creativity Prompt #185 (provided by Molly Torinus, Stone Soup contributor), which challenged participants to write a story in which the protagonist explained COVID-19 to people in the distant past. What a way to begin the new year! Molly’s thoughtful prompt led to a surge of creativity; these stories […]