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…

Guess the cover story and win a free copy of Hysteria 5 anthology

It's time to unveil this year's Hysteria anthology cover image. As you know, each anthology cover takes inspiration from one of our three overall winners, and this year is no exception. We are giving away a free copy of the…