Fire Themed Flash shortlist

Many thanks to all the writers on the longlist for your patience while we re-read the stories to decide on the shortlist. Congratulations again for being longlisted. It’s a tough decision once we get to this stage.

The following stories have now been shortlisted – readings are still anonymous until I’ve chosen the winners so please don’t let us know which is your story if it appears on this list!


Fire Themed Flash shortlist

  1. A Fire in Drimnagh
  2. Diversity
  3. Each Visit Goes Like This
  4. In the Backyard
  5. Fire Hazard
  6. Searching
  7. Warm Hands
  8. The Future Will Wait
  9. We Lit Fires
  10. Yia Yia Burns Olive Leaves To Ward Off The Evil Eye
Final results will be announced soon and the winning three stories will get cash prizes and published on the website. In the meantime, get writing for the June deadline with the theme of WIND. Enter your stories here.
Plus, watch out for our new monthly micro comp opening soon where we want stories of just 100 words. The prompt will be posted on 3rd June and you’ll have until the 9th June to send us your stories…
And, if you can write quickly on the theme of REBELLION – there are four more days to enter the free comp running on Lucy Writers Platform to win a free place on our Fantastic Flashing group online course starting on 3rd June. Get all the info here.


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