Our Halloween Flash contest has officially wrapped! We want to thank everyone who submitted their wonderful stories for us to consider. We had a great turn out and it was an absolute blast to read every single one of them.

And now for the results!

The winners are...

Fourth Place

Costume Change by Alex Lubertozzi

Third Place

Childish Things by Aeryn Rudel

Second Place

First Taste by Gary Gould

First Place

Ghost Mall by Chris Hobson

Congratulations to all who placed!

The Honorable Mentions

These stories were close to entering the top four!

Plain Pat and the Toaster by Andrew Moore

Jawbreakers by Maura Yzmore

What's Next?

The winning stories will be published online throughout October, starting with Costume Change by Alex Lubertozzi on October 8. We will continue publishing these stories every Friday (Thursday for email subscribers).

We will also be publishing a digital collection that will feature the winning stories plus the honorable mentions (if they want to be included). This collection will be made available on Kindle and other platforms near the end of the month!

Thanks, again, to all of you who participated!

In lieu of a new story this week, we're republishing a Halloween Double Feature by contest guest judge and two-time fall story contest winner, Christopher Stanley.

Check them out here:

Boîte Fantôme