Penetralia by Hari Navarro

“Do you know what happens when you stare into television static?”
“I don’t have a television.”

Metaphoria by K.B. Elijah

“Should I begin with the tale of the cannibalistic peacocks, perhaps? The molten field of liquorice mushrooms? Or maybe you’d like to hear about the obsequious coffee beans dancing to the tune of Hickory Dickory Dock?”

Damned Dwelling by Chris Hewitt

Trapped in an antique shop for all eternity, three ghosts yearn for freedom.
But they’re tied to the living world by their soul vessels and need someone to buy them. Shoppers come and go, dashing hopes of release.


Dialogue Competition Runners-up