Congratulations again to all of the shortlisted authors. Here are the winners!
First Prize Winner: Astrometry by Paddy Gillies
Why we chose it: This story encompasses both colossal moments and small, intimate ones in a beautifully poignant micro.
Second Prize Winner: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle by Anne Soilleux
Why we chose it: This story captures adolescent angst and wondering so well, with a brilliant open-ended finish.
People’s Prize Winner: Astrometry by Paddy Gillies!
Between Iris and the Ocean by Eleanor Luke – Read it here
I Advise You to Put Your Affairs in Order by Paddy Gillies – Read it here
The child bride’s action plan in case of a tsunami by Sarah Barnett – Read it here
Abilene’s Heatwave, 2012 by Sally Simon – Read it here
The Waving Woman by Alison Wassell – Read it here
Reclaim the Night by Kathryn Clark – Read it here
What I Realised Van Gogh Was Telling Me When I Looked at Green Wheat Fields, Auvers, 1890 by Catherine Ogston – Read it here
Paddy and Anne win the cash prizes, and Paddy also wins a day ticket to our September flash fiction festival .
Well done to everyone!
We’ll be back with the next Monthly Micro prompt in September as we are taking August off 🙂