Flash Fiction Competition 2023

With the prompt “There are three rules for walking through the woods”, we are excited to announce the annual flash fiction contest! For a chance to be published in our next issue, send us your creation including the prompt in the text – but remember, no later than June 1st at midnight (Central European time).Continue reading “Flash Fiction Competition 2023”

Writer’s Block #32

This newest issue of Writer’s Block Magazine is as all-round as ever! In it you can find interviews, short stories, essays, poems, reviews and columns. And moreover, it reveals the winner of our short story competition! Click on the cover below, and take a look inside! Would you like to see your piece published inContinue reading “Writer’s Block #32”

2016: A Hipster Odyssey (The End of a Trend)

A last, weary breath of summer cloaks Amsterdam. The September heatwave has even the most zealous sunbathers clinging to their electric fans, and their freezers stuffed with Festini popsicles. Outside, meandering over roads of angry trams and taxi drivers, a lone man braves the weather with utmost determination. His bike lets out a rusty whineContinue reading “2016: A Hipster Odyssey (The End of a Trend)”

Short Story Competition – First Place: In Between Places

IN BETWEEN PLACES By Charlotte Nijhuis Hungaria The bumping of the carriage on the railway could put me to sleep within minutes. Using my backpack as a pillow and the views flashing before my eyes as a lullaby, it was easy to drift off. Nights in hostel beds made out of little more than aContinue reading “Short Story Competition – First Place: In Between Places”

Short Story Competition – Second Place: Old Devil Moon

OLD DEVIL MOON By Luc de Vries The spotlight is on us. The fallen night encircles the floor on which we sway, one foot to the other. Shadowed treetops crown my horizon. The stars are aligned in perfect structure: our diamond chandeliers laced with translucent clouds, drifting slowly. A tender step left, a hand onContinue reading “Short Story Competition – Second Place: Old Devil Moon”

Short Story Competition – Third Place: Terminal Velocity

TERMINAL VELOCITY By Casper Rudolph 1 For billions of years have I voyaged across the luminous emptiness, rocketing amongst silent worlds. I am bound to journey onward through this timeless haze, in the absence of any company. Over the aeons I have forgotten my point of origin and my destination has always been unknown toContinue reading “Short Story Competition – Third Place: Terminal Velocity”

Writer’s Block #27

We are proud to present to you our 27th issue, full of poetry, fiction and artwork by our talented contributors. In addition, the editorial board hopes to broaden your literary horizon and add to your list of must-reads. So what are you waiting for? Sit back, grab your beverage of choice, and enjoy! Click the cover to seeContinue reading “Writer’s Block #27”

Purple It Was

Purple It Was a short story by C. G. Huff   2 days before. “OK, Mr. Rogers, explain to this bunny how we take Barney out,” Elsje said, sniffing her celery before nibbling on it. “It’s really not all that convoluted,” Mr. Rogers replied, passing her the peanut butter. “Basically, the purple pariah has aContinue reading “Purple It Was”

Short Story Competition – First Place: Memories of Ma

We don’t like talking about mother. People never bring her up around here. They don’t even whisper about her or what she did, and we don’t like to think about it neither. But that’s mother, not Ma. No one knew Ma like us. But you seem nice, we think, and you’ll be our first guestContinue reading “Short Story Competition – First Place: Memories of Ma”

Short Story Competition – Second Place: The Fight Against Kilimani Eminence

THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL INVESTIGATIVE LIASON OF TRANSNATIONAL HEALTH (FILTH): PLEASE WASH THE MUGS.  It’s a common thing really, leaving your dishes out for the night. “Ah, fuck it,” you think. “I’ll get it in the morning.” Except that when morning comes, you’re still a bit hungover and so you’veContinue reading “Short Story Competition – Second Place: The Fight Against Kilimani Eminence”