Our monthly flash fiction challenge. We give you a picture, you write 250 words. If it's good, you win glory. And prizes.

UPDATED WITH WINNER!!!!!!! LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: LAST ONE!!!!!!!!

Column by Taylor Houston July 29, 2016 (5) comments
IT'S THE LAST FLASH FICTION CONTEST, SO MAKE IT GOOD. Pick a prompt from any previous Flash contest and give us your best 250 words.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Knockemstiff Edition

Column by Taylor Houston June 30, 2016 (13) comments
You know what to do.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Prince's Poetics Edition

Column by Taylor Houston May 31, 2016 (7) comments
The Prince of Purple knew how to write Poetry. Let's try our hand.

UPDATED WITH WINNERS - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: April Edition

Column by Taylor Houston April 29, 2016 (21) comments
Win a copy of Matt Marinovich's novel "The Winter Girl."

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: City of Rose Edition

Column by Taylor Houston March 30, 2016 (7) comments
Roses. Hipsters. Pickled pickles. Bacon Donuts. Vegan Stripclubs. Amateur Private Investigators. This is Portland. Or is it? Enter the 'City of Rose' by Rob Hart edition of Flash Fiction!

UPDATED WITH WINNERS - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Leap Year Edition

Column by Taylor Houston February 29, 2016 (17) comments
Hooray! There is an extra day in the worst month of the year!! Let's celebrate with flash fiction stories about something that takes too long...

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Maps Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 29, 2016 (21) comments
Maps show us the way. Win a copy of 'Bats Of The Republic', the debut book by Zachary Thomas Dodson.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: The Holidays (Post Alien Invasion) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 4, 2016 (15) comments
20 Years After Earth is Conquered by Aliens - What Happens to the Holidays?

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: 5 Word Story Edition

Column by Taylor Houston November 30, 2015 (26) comments
Take a break from your word count and give us just 5 words.

UPDATED WITH WINNERS - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: Kanye West—Reanimator Edition

Column by Taylor Houston October 30, 2015 (12) comments
Yeezus and H.P. You CAN'T get any better than that. Well, you can try. Here's your chance.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition

Column by Taylor Houston September 30, 2015 (20) comments
Opus T. Penguin of Bloom County has woken up after 25 years. This month, write a story that picks up 25 years after something.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: August Edition

Column by Taylor Houston September 1, 2015 (20) comments
We've giving away a copy of 'Broken Parts' by Gayle Towell.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: July Edition

Column by Taylor Houston July 31, 2015 (15) comments
Flashers welcome.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: 'New Yorked' Edition

Column by Taylor Houston June 30, 2015 (22) comments
Win a limited-edition 'New Yorked' umbrella from Rob Hart, author of the new book 'New Yorked'—coming out June 9th! Just give us 25 words about New York City.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: May Edition

Column by Taylor Houston June 1, 2015 (26) comments
DON'T PANIC! Our own Richard Thomas has a new book--WIN IT by offering the most kickass Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/Towel Day Flash Fiction Entry. You have, you guessed it, 42 words.

UPDATED WITH WINNERS: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: March Edition

Column by Taylor Houston March 31, 2015 (6) comments
Two great books up for grabs to the best flash fiction stories inspired by Dizzy Dali's Dinner.

UPDATED WITH WINNERS - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: February Edition

Column by Taylor Houston March 2, 2015 (15) comments
S'quatches, and Yetis, and Nessies--OH MY! Give us 30 words about your fave mythical beast.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: January Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 30, 2015 (26) comments
It's January. It's cold (in some places). And it's time for soup.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: December Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 2, 2015 (13) comments
It's that time of year again—you either embrace it, hide from it, OR create a NEW holiday to replace it.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: November Edition

Column by Taylor Houston November 26, 2014 (33) comments
Trying to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo this month? We'll give you a break and only ask for a 5-word story.

UPDATED WITH WINNERS: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: October Edition

Column by Taylor Houston October 31, 2014 (64) comments
It's October, and we're celebrating Chuck Palahniuk's newest book BEAUTIFUL YOU by writing stories of WORLD DOMINATION!

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition

Column by Taylor Houston September 30, 2014 (19) comments
It's my BIRTHDAY month...so someone write me an awesome birthday-themed flash fiction story.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: August Edition

Column by Taylor Houston August 29, 2014 (13) comments
Red, hot summer FLASH!

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: July Edition

Column by Taylor Houston July 31, 2014 (18) comments
Finish my sentence...and WIN!