New flash fiction over at

Rules – 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – gloss, roam, spire. Deadline is 9pm UK time on Wednesday 20th July.


By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw

 Walking alongside the roadway, to Sunday Service, the girl saw the reflection of the zombie in the gloss of the black Bentley, parked kerb side… turning too late, as the creature’s gaping mouth closed over her left ear, and began chewing.

Knocked to the ground, the girl watched helplessly.  Would the pack of zombies roam across the dew-covered grass toward the church; its slender spire pointing to the heavens, or would they continue down the road and into town?

As the life ebbed from her small body, she prayed that Nana did not go to church this morning.

About VeronicaThePajamaThief

Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found at and, and
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  1. Lily Childs says:

    Thanks for entering the Prediction Challenge, Veronica. Zombie Sunday is a great little write with a chilling last-liner.

    Feel free to comment on others’ work. I’m heading over there this morning to do just that, and post my own up. Bye for now!

  2. Thank you, Lily. I am glad you enjoyed it.

    I too went over and read everyone’s stories and commented. Quite a talented lot you have there, and I LOVED your story… it evokes some powerful imagery.

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