Good news - you have two more weeks to polish up that piece of flash (or write something new!). Why have we done this? Well, I'm always suspicious of contests that extend deadlines, because it suggests they don't have enough entries... in this case the answer is much simpler. We always get a flood of entries (and questions) on the final couple of days, and given that the bulk of our team is on vacation, with limited online connectivity, we decided it would be wise to prevent stress all around by extending the deadline until everyone is back :)  Don't worry though, the short story contest will start immediately afterwards, so if flash isn't your thing, you will soon get a chance to enter your longer fiction.