Monthly Archives: May 2018

Earl Staggs wins 2018 Derringer for Best Flash Story!

The results of the 2018 Derringer Awards were released recently and we’re pleased to say Earl Staggs won a Derringer in the “Best Flash” category for FISHING FOR AN ALIBI, which was published in the Fall 2017 issue of Flash Bang Mysteries.

We want to extend our sincerest congratulations to Earl for receiving such a prestigious award, and we are forever honored that he allowed us to publish his work. For those wishing to read this award-winning story, click the story title below and enjoy!


In addition to Earl’s winning story, one of the four finalists in the 2018 “Best Flash” category was COLD TURKEY by Patricia Dusenbury, which was published in the Summer 2017 issue of Flash Bang Mysteries. We want to also congratulate Patricia and thank her for submitting her exceptional work to us. To read her story, click the link below and enjoy!

COLD TURKEY by Patricia Dusenbury

We’re proud of Earl and Patricia and honored that they chose to submit their work to Flash Bang Mysteries.