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: June Edition

Column by Taylor Houston June 30, 2014
Win James Neal Harvey's latest and celebrate 100 years of Joyce.

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

Column by Taylor Houston May 30, 2014
15 words or less about this old house. Go.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: April (Poetry Month) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston April 30, 2014
Poetry Noir and a SWEET prize from Richard Thomas.

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

Column by Taylor Houston March 31, 2014
More awesome reads from Two Dollar Radio will be awarded to the best Flash Fiction story about Pi(e)!

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

Column by Taylor Houston February 27, 2014
Short month and a closer deadline. Get Flashy!

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

Column by Taylor Houston January 31, 2014
New year, new rules. This month, write about something "new" in 14 words or less.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: December (Holiday) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 1, 2014
Can't get "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" out of your head? Did you just watch "A Muppet Christmas Carol" for the 100th time (even though you're 41?)Then this edition of the Smackdown is for you!

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash (Crime) Fiction Smackdown: November Edition

Column by Taylor Houston November 27, 2013
Win a copy of the Kwik Krimes anothology by writing a 100-word "Flash Crime" story.

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

Column by Taylor Houston October 31, 2013
I dare you to scare me. 25 words. 2 sentences. Endless opportunity for horror and pre-Halloween fright.

Updated With Winners: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition (...and another chance to win Chuck Palahniuk's new book!)

Column by Taylor Houston September 30, 2013
Get another chance to win one of three copies we are giving away of Chuck Palahniuk's next book Doomed by writing a metaphor for Purgatory in 25 words or less.

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

Column by Taylor Houston July 31, 2013
Win a copy of DOOMED, Chuck Palahniuk's upcoming sequel to DAMNED, in: Flash Fiction Smackdown - Dante Edition

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

Column by Taylor Houston June 28, 2013
Summer. June. Gatsby. Flash. Fiction. Win. Joyland. King.

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

Column by Taylor Houston May 31, 2013
Flash! (ahh-hh) It's flash fiction time!

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: April (and POETRY) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston May 1, 2013
A poem. An apology. A prompt. Flash Poetry in honor of April's Poetry Month.

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

Column by Taylor Houston March 29, 2013
Two sentences. 25 words. Flash!

LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: January Edition - Updated with Winner

Column by Taylor Houston January 31, 2013
New Year, new inspiration. Flash Fiction. 250 words. 1,2,3, GO!

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

Column by Taylor Houston December 31, 2012
So what if you're busy decking the halls (or avoiding them altogether)--it's Flash Fiction time. 250 words, 28 days. Get cracking.

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

Column by Taylor Houston November 30, 2012
You've got 29 days and 250 words to knock our socks off. Ready...set...GO!

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

Column by Taylor Houston October 30, 2012
You've got 250 words to impress us. Do a good enough job, and you might just win something.

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

Column by Rob Hart September 28, 2012
Can you thrill us in 250 words or less? If so, you might win a prize!

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

Column by Rob Hart August 31, 2012
You've got 250 words. Write something good, you might win a prize...

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

Column by Rob Hart July 31, 2012
Wow us in 250 words. Win a prize.

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

Column by Rob Hart June 29, 2012
The premise is simple: We give you a subject, you write 250 words. If it's good you might win stuff.