Forgetting flash shortlist

Thanks again to everyone who wrote and sent in their stories for the March themed flash comp. Your stories are definitely not forgettable!

We’ve read and re-read the longlist and now have our shortlist. I will be reading these final 11 again to choose the winner and two runners-up. Results will be announced on May 31st.

Forgetting Flash Shortlist

  • Amy Drake
  • An Odyssey
  • Burning Bright
  • Captivity
  • Forget You
  • Freedom
  • Hope You Find Your 90
  • Hospital Ward Flora
  • People Math
  • The Frog Prince
  • Unforgettable

We’d like to give a nod to the following stories as well, which received a vote from at least one of us for the shortlist even though they didn’t make it through to the final.

  • A Time To Every Purpose Under The Heaven
  • Ghost Passage
  • Gone, But
  • Just A Rock


The next themed competition deadline is 24th June 2018 and this time we want stories inspired by the theme of reunions. Enter here.

If you sign up as a Retreat West Author Member then you can get entries to these comps, and others, included as part of your author benefits, as well as lots of other great stuff. And if you sign up before the end of May, you’ll also get entered into a prize draw to win free courses and critiques.

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