Starting with a FLASH! by Alex Reece Abbott

And we’re off! First up, flash fiction – for the Sixth International Hysteria Writing Competition, that means two hundred and fifty words with the very loose theme “things of interest to women.” So, what if you could spend five minutes with…

Writer in Residence 2017, Alex Reece Abbott

Greetings! I’m Alex Reece Abbott and I'm delighted to join the Hysterectomy Association as the third Writer in Residence. And we’re counting down to the Sixth International Hysteria Writing Competition for women writers. Don't forget, Hysteria opens on 01 April 2017…

A ‘Ta-Da’ Moment by Sandra Crook, winner of the Hysteria 2016 Short Story category

“You were never really on board with the plan, were you?” Ruth is nothing if not direct.  My daughter-in-law and I haven’t enjoyed a close relationship, but there’s always been a healthy respect between us, and we cut each other…

Soapbox by Kathryn V. Jacopi, winner of the Hysteria 2016 poetry category

If I could, I’d travel backwards in time to an 1816 bustling seaport. I’d wear jelly shoes and a long t-shirt donning me in a cartoon bikini ―that’d totally freak ‘em out. I’d find a crate, step up and shout:…

Sea change by Sharon Telfer, winner of the Hysteria 2016 flash fiction category

My heart sank. I watched it go. It fought hard to keep afloat. I took my boathook, knocked back its jellyfish pulses. I had to make sure. Cracked, it bubbled silver as it dropped, an aspirin fizz then one toxic…

Announcing the Hysteria Writing Competition 2016 Winners

Ta da …. and another drum roll please … it gives me great pleasure to be able to announce the overall Hysteria Writing Competition 2016 winners for each category. Their wins are very well deserved and perfectly capture some simple…