‘Abandoned’ Themed Flash Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who entered the Abandoned themed flash competition; as ever, the quality of entries was very high. So, massive congratulations to everyone whose story appears on the shortlist below! Please don’t tell us which is yours if it’s there as readings are still anonymous. Winners will be announced soon…


  • An Alternative History of Curses and Serpents
  • Cessation
  • Dover Beach
  • Echo
  • It Was The Horse That Killed Her
  • Six Things I Abandoned by the Time I was 31
  • She Didn’t Look Back
  • Skogafoss
  • Space Raiders
  • The Artist


The next themed flash deadline is 28th June and the judge, FJ Morris, has chosen the theme: music. So get writing! FJ Morris’ debut flash fiction collection This is (not about) David Bowie was published by Retreat West Books in November 2018, and received a special mention in the Saboteur Awards for Best Short Story Collection in 2019. Get all the info on this year’s comps and judges here.


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