Thanks to everyone that entered the vanity-themed flash competition. I really enjoyed reading all of the entries and as always the quality of writing was excellent. I’m delighted to announce the winners are…1st Place: Lady in Red by Louise Mangos
Great voice and setting details so that I was instantly transported there walking down the road with the character and could really feel her joy at being alive and beautiful. I loved how the end revealed so much about her and completely turned the story on its head.
Runner-Up: Jimmy by Cath Barton
Again, this impressed me for how it turned out to be something so different to what it initially seemed. It also showed how fickle people can be and how easily perceptions are changed.
The Shortlisted Stories
- Selfie Queen by Sonya Oldwin
- Vanity’s Reflection by Vicky Newham
- Not Just a Pretty Face by Jan Keenan
- Mirror, Mirror by Janie Holt
- Self Love by Aidan Burns
- Burned by Kayleigh Price
- Feeling Famous by Kevin Line
Many congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist. The next theme is Belief. Send your stories by 31st March to be in with a chance of getting cash prizes and published on the website. Enter here.