Tell us a story about the picture in 100 words or less. It can be romance or speculative or suspense or mystery. Surprise us. Challenge us. Inspire us.

Post your story in the comments and include a link back to your website if applicable. Help us build a community of great Flash Fiction Writers by sharing with the hashtag #BoltFlashFic. Check out other great flash fiction happening over at Flash!Friday.


Each week we will choose the best entry and highlight that story in the next installment of #BoltFlashFic Friday. Each week editors for Splickety Magazine will read your stories, and who knows? You might get picked up for publication in one of our imprints: Splickety Prime, Splickety Love, or Havok.

This week’s feature story received a lot of feedback online for its clarity of mind and heart. Thanks Timothy for sharing “The Light”.

I woke. “Why am I in a hospital bed? Where’s the equipment?”

“Last thing I remember was a cute beagle in the road. I swerved. There was a tree. A loud noise.”

“Does this mean… Oh!”

Out in the hallway hundreds of doors like mine lined both walls.

“What now? Oh yeah, go to the light.”

I walked to the far wall and pressed the single elevator button. Doors opened onto a white-robed man holding a clipboard.

“Name?” He asked.

“Travis. Travis Johnson.”

He glanced down.

“Going up?” I asked.

He nodded.

I smiled. Time to go home.

Don’t forget today is the deadline to submit your stories for our Halloween issue of Havok. Read the submission guidelines and give us your best less than 1000 words. Havok Halloween is synonymous with Horror. This year we want traditional, supernatural monster stories—vampires, werewolves, ghosts, monsters, and things that go bump in the night. Send a terrifying tale that will lurk under our beds at day and haunt us in our dreams at night.