Who Should Have Won Last Year’s Deathmatch?

BP Fiction Editor Sofia Revisits Last Year’s Deathmatch and Finally Reveals THE STORIES SHE THOUGHT DESERVED A BETTER FATE!


The Story that Should Have Made It Out of the Lightening Round:

Chicken Man by San Francisco’s Richard May.

In which a man dressed as a chicken searches (and finds!) his hen. Madness ensues…

The Story That Should Have Cleared the Quarter-Finals:

Distrust and the Death Cloud: A Love Story of Little Hate Stories by Windsor, Ontario’s Jon R. Flieger.

Formally innovative, funny and sad, this lonely tale of love and hate depics Nate the ghost as he wanders between the cubicles of his office building, seen and not seen.

The Story That Should Have Made It to the Final:

Free Your Mind by Toronto’s R. Daniel Lester

A strange and other-worldly story, where mind and body can separate. Inside of a humanoid vehicle, Arthur’s emancipated mind roams carelessly while Arthur’s increasingly embittered doppelganger body slaves away at work.



DEATHMATCH 2019 IS NOW OPEN For Submissions!

GO HERE to Enter and Learn More.

(or here to find out who really DID win last year’s online short story battle.)