Congratulations to the winners of the Flash in the Attic Flash Fiction Contest.
First place: Neal Allen, “Mayan Calendar”
Second place: Sharon Goldberg, “Rear-End Collisions”
Flash fiction robs me of my fallback style — long, rhythmic sentences with parentheticals and rambling interior dialogues. I’m forced to focus precisely on plot, physical movement, and character. -Neal Allen
Sharon Goldberg lives in the Seattle area and previously worked as an advertising copywriter in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Louisville Review, Under the Sun, The Chaffey Review, Temenos, The Binnacle, Little Fiction: Listerature, The Feathered Flounder, three fiction anthologies, and elsewhere. Her short stories “Caving In” (2012) and “Ghost” (2011) were finalists in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest. Sharon was also the second place winner of the 2012 On The Premises Humor Contest. She is working on a short story collection.