The Scene Of The Unseen Obscene Award

For the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all.
– Frankenstein, Mary Shelly

Scene Of The Unseen Obscene Award

Writing Prompt

Writes piece of flash fiction where the protagonist is considered horrific, monstrous or is in some way a source of fear to the larger society around them. Consider the way they hide themselves from society, their hopes and dreams, and motivations. Base the plot on an unexpected conflict or point of tension.


Use versions of gothic horror, science fiction, and fantasy.

Word Count

Up to 888 monstrous words.

Due Date

Deadline is March 30 27 2016. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format

Please read carefully!
Include a cover image. Ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story.

Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

How do I submit?

You can submit your story here.

2 thoughts on “The Scene Of The Unseen Obscene Award

  1. Just want to double check the date. 30th March is a Wednesday. Is that right?

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