June 2023 Monthly Micro Winners

Congratulations again to all of the shortlisted authors. Here are the winners!

First Prize Winner: In The Shade Of My Mother by Emily Macdonald

Why we chose it: A tender interpretation of the prompt, with a wonderfully telling title

Second Prize Winner: How To Carry Countries Inside You by Salena Casha

Why we chose it: A beautifully written reflection on home and family

People’s Prize Winner: In The Shade of My Mother by Emily Macdonald

Shortlisted Stories

Being It by Jan-Erskine Power – Read it here

The Green Green Grass Of Home by Jeff Taylor – Read it here

Almost by Fiona Dignan – Read it here

Dead Wood by Anne Soilleux – Read it here

When He Falls by Alison Wassell – Read it here

Telling The Tree by Jane Broughton – Read it here

A New Family Tree by Katie Holloway – Read it here

They Burn Women Here by Maria Thomas – Read it here

Emily and Salena win the cash prizes, and Emily also wins a ticket for our next online FlashFest

Well done to everyone!

We’ll be back with our next monthly micro comp in July – and then we take a break in August.