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Default Summer Word Vault Flash Fiction contest

What will the future hold? What inspiration will you summon to conjure onto the page an entrancing tale of the ethereal world? Or maybe something insidious lurks unseen behind the veil of worlds? Fear not, for these arcane words shall aid you in your quest, to forge a tome in just a few precious words.



Members are allowed one entry in the Word Vault Flash Fiction Contest. You are required to use at least one of the words from the Word Vault, (duplicated for your convenience below). Entries should be submitted as posts to this thread. The competition is open to all members of Writer’s Beat, including staff.

Members are requested to refrain from commenting on entries in this posting thread. Please use the Winter Contest Comment thread instead. That thread will remain open throughout the posting period and afterwards, and members are encouraged to let entrants know what they thought of their entries.

Word Limits:

250 words maximum


Once an entry has been submitted, it cannot be altered. Any work that is edited after it has been entered will be disqualified. If you feel you need to make a small alteration (a misplaced comma, a spelling error), contact a member of staff. If we feel your request is reasonable, we will make the correction on your behalf.

Close Date:

30th of June 2013, 12 midnight GMT


After the closing date, we (the Staff) will select a winner to be published in the next issue of Writer’s Beat Quarterly, assuming permission is given when we contact the winner.

allurement (n): 1. appeal or charisma.
2. enticement or baiting.
From Old French aleurer, of Latin origin.

augury (n): A divination, omen or prediction derived from animal behaviour.
From Latin augurium

fascination (n): 1. Being fascinated.
2. A charm, spell or enchantment that ensnares or enthrals; spellbound.

legerdemain (n): Skilful deceit or trickery; sleight of hand.
From the French léger de main (light of hand).

presage (n): A warning or feeling about future events, foreboding, omen.

sortilege (n): Form of magic for decision making, or by extension predictions.
From Latin sortilegus (diviner or sorcerer) from sors (sort) and legere (choose).

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