Preston“On the thirteenth alligator gizzard she opened with her scalpel, out poured a dazzling array of cabochon-cut star sapphires, mingled with mud, grit, and a rotting human finger.That’s your opening line. And it’s a gift to you from author Douglas Preston, whose books—both solo and as part of the writing team Preston & Childs—have been translated into dozens of languages, sold millions copies, and been adapted into popular films.The MWPA is thrilled (pun intended) to announce the 2018 Crime Wave Flash Fiction Contest. You’re invited to finish Preston’s intriguing opening line—written exclusively for this contest—with your own flash fiction of no more than 500-words. Read More

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