Annie On Writing

June 20, 2015

Twisted Tales – Flash Fiction Anthology 2015 – the Shortlist

Filed under: Writing Tools — Annie Evett @ 10:26 am

Judging is well and truly in full swing over at Raging Aardvark Publishing. With 8 international judges, its a lively discussion on every story submitted.

We have 27 wonderful Flash Fiction stories which have made the second cut in the selection process. With a huge response and such high quality entries, its made paring entries down from the longlist very difficult. Congratulations to all those who are listed below.

Our line up of stories to be published in the anthology  (expected to be between 12 and 15 stories)  will be announced on the 27th of July.


The New Thieves – Thaisa Frank

Debut – Therese Edmonds

Friday Roses – Cath Bore

Goodbye Cruel World – Warren Glover

Elevation – Vesna McMaster

Crank Call – Phil Rossi

Liberty – Gareth Cadogan

A Good Boy Killer – Gareth Cadogan

The Bunk Bed Incident – Allan Heller

Vixen – Simon Sylvester

Silhouette – Allan Heller

Bianca – Gwen Hart

Hard Time –  Nick Johns

The Ransom – Hank Johnson

Message Understood – Susan Howe

The Cabin – Miranda Boers

Empty Seat – G.M. Reinfeldt

Dave – Keith Gillison

Counting to Paradise – Tina Pisco

What’s a mother to do? – Tina Pisco

Forty Winks and a Nod – H. W. Moss

Over The top – Guy Bolton

Trafalgar Square Moment. – Andrew Baguley

A Story with a Twist – JJ Toner

Sugar Sweet – Barbara Stevenson

Crash – Keith Gillison

The Ritual – Phillip Temples

In the meantime, People’s Choice is a fun (voluntary) competition run parallel to Twisted Tales in conjunction with etherBooks  and is open to all entrants who submitted a flash fiction with Twisted Tales this year.  It runs for a fortnight from the 27th of June till the 11th of July. Pop over to ethers website to download the app for your smartphone and start voting!  The winner of People’s Choice is honoured as being the first story printed within the anthology.



  1. Reblogged this on Cath Bore and commented:
    I’m so very chuffed to have my flash fiction Friday Roses on the Twisted Tales Flash Fiction shortlist! Congrats to everyone on the long and short lists x


    Comment by Cath Bore — June 20, 2015 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  2. […] The Twisted Tales Anthology has announced its shortlist for 2015. Two of my stories – ‘Dave’ and ‘Crash’ – have made the shortlist. See the full shortlist here […]


    Pingback by Twisted Tales 2015 shortlist | Keith Gillison — July 7, 2015 @ 1:45 am | Reply

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