Congratulations again to the writers of our shortlisted stories. Here are the results!
First Prize Winner: That summer when mommy decided not to put up with anymore of daddy’s ‘nonsense’, or when we got a new daddy by Maria Thomas
Why we chose it: We love the precise imagery, the striking use of language and the shift in this piece.
Second Prize Winner: One Giant Leap by Mary Thompson
Why we chose it: We enjoyed the contrast between the matter-of-fact conversation and the ethereal strangeness of the story itself.
People’s Prize Winner: During Her Existential Crisis, Jessica Considered the Impermanency of Maggots by Dreena Collins
An Audience With Eggs by Bríd McGinley – Read it here
Ella’s Lexicon by Alison Wassell- Read it here
Time’s Up by Susan Wigmore – Read it here
Fish Out of Water by Jan Erskine-Power – Read it here
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing by Roberta Beary – Read it here
The Patchwork Comforter by Julia Ruth Smith – Read it here
Maria and Mary win the cash prizes, and Dreena wins a year’s Community Collaborator membership.
Well done to everyone!
We’ll be back with the next Monthly Micro prompt on 2nd May.