It’s been an exciting month for the micro comp this month – the judging panel had to debate hard to get the second place winner, but the first prize winner went straight in at the top. And the votes for the People’s Prize winner have been nail biting with 5 stories initially all on the same amount of votes with one point between them for a few days, then 2 stories edged out ahead and spent the rest of the voting time repeatedly swapping places for the top spot.
So many congratulations to everyone on the shortlist as all of the stories are fantastic.
- A Haunting by Georgia Cook
- Company Annual Conference – Thinking Together by Denise Bayes
- Details About a Purse that Occupy the Mind as we Wait for a Prognosis by Laurie Marshall
- Empty Vessel by Christina Borg
- In the Gaunt Shadow of the Devil’s Knuckles by Alan Kennedy
- In the Offing by Audrey Niven
- Misgivings About Balancing Equations by Kinneson Lalor
- Natural Erosion by Karen Jones
- The Truth About Lobsters by Sally Doherty
- Unburdening by Nicola Ashbrook
First Prize: Natural Erosion by Karen Jones
Fantastic imagery, great use of the senses and the last line reveals so much about the narrator and how she really feels about the choices she’s making.
Second Prize: Details About a Purse that Occupy the Mind as we Wait for a Prognosis by Laurie Marshall
Breathless paragraph of the things we distract ourselves with when what’s happening in our reality is just too much to bear.
People’s Prize Winner: The Truth About Lobsters by Sally Doherty
This was a contender for the top spot in the judging panel’s voting too! Sally wins a year’s membership to our new online Writing Community!
A special mention goes to A Haunting by Georgia Cook as it was an almost winner in the People’s Prize vote.