Flash Fiction Ghost Story Winners!

Haunted House

And we have a winner! Well, nine winners, actually.

We were honored to have best-selling fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss judge this contest. With 650 entries from all over the country, it was a tough job. Patrick’s eye for character, story, and humor are evident in his final selection – as is his ear for great radio. The nine winning stories he selected grab us from the first sentence and leave us with a smile, a shiver, and a feeling of completion. In 600 words or less, that’s quite a feat!

Here are the winning stories:

Be sure to tune in Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through November 2nd for reenactments of the winning entries as performed by the amazing 9XM Players and produced by WPR’s team of audio engineers.

Also, Patrick will present the winning selections in a Wisconsin Life Halloween Special hosted by WPR’s Veronica Rueckert.   He and Veronica will play the winning entries and talk about what makes a great ghost story — the show will air on the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio on Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m. and again on the NPR News and Classical Music Network on Halloween evening — Wednesday, October 31 at 6 p.m.

Those that made it to the semi-finals were:

We’ll be posting the text version of some of the semi-finalists in the next couple of weeks.

Congratulations to all our writers – we were, frankly, stunned at the quality of writing that came in. Public radio listeners are amazing storytellers!

Photo by Mega-tron.

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