Dark Fairy Queen Midsummer Night’s Dream Writing Contest

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:

There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;

– A Midsummer Night’s Dream, II.1

I was woken from a dream to a shocking realization. It has been nigh on two years since my last flash fiction contest (see Behind the Curtain). How can this be??

Clearly this must be rectified immediately. And, in classic DFQ fashion, in the midst of full-time job and life and…but if I waited for things to slow down, I would never do ANYTHING.

Thus it is my pleasure and privilege to announce my latest flash fiction writing contest, the Dark Fairy Queen Midsummer Night’s Dream.










So here are the details:

It is summer, a faint breeze blows, and the leaves are rustling. As dusk falls, the fireflies glow in a distant meadow. Have you not felt the magic of a summer night? Your story should.

Let us celebrate a midsummer night by creating 400 words.

For your theme, your story must take place, at least in part, on a summer evening. Also, choose one from the following list:

  • Dreams
  • Fairytales
  • Myths

Your story should be posted on your personal blog or a friend’s and linked up below with the Inlinkz tool (which opens July 15).

Need more inspiration? Check out the Faerytaleish Pinterest Board. Our Twitter hashtag to talk about the contest is #DFQMND. If I feel so inspired, there may be another #FanFav contest on Twitter.

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No fan fiction (original worlds only) or erotica, please.

Prizes will be announced in a future post. You only have two weeks once the contest opens on July 15, what are you waiting for?



Need the code to link up on your blog? Here it is!

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1 Comment

  1. Miranda Kate
    Jul 11, 2015

    Is that up to 400 words, or does it need to be exact? Just checking.


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