Well, that was a rollercoaster ride of WILD stories and constantly changing winners of the People’s Prize vote! There were 4 stories that moved constantly between the top spot, until yesterday when one started to edge out in front. Lots of last minute voters as well as last minute submitters!
Many congratulations to all of the writers of our 10 shortlisted stories as they are all fabulous tiny tales and all received plenty of votes.
- After Imbolc by Robert Marmeaux
- After the Funeral by Sally Doherty
- Bring in the Clowns by Barbara Gannaway
- Death at the Winter Solstice by Angela Pickering
- How to Sow a Wildflower Meadow by Keely O’Shaughnessy
- I Cast a Wish Upon the Tide by Karen Vallerius
- I Remember When You Were a Kestrel, My Love by Morgan Quinn
- Le Pain Maudit – Pont-Saint-Esprit 15 August 1951 by E.E. Rhodes
- Rewilding by Alison Wassell
- The Significance of Horses in the Dreams of Young Girls by Rosie Garland
1st Prize Winner: After the Funeral by Sally Doherty
We loved the whole tone of this one, the vivid imagery and that final line that reveals so much about the relationship between the narrator and her dead mother.
2nd Prize Winner: The Significance of Horses in the Dreams of Young Girls by Rosie Garland
Fantastic take on the theme and leaves so much unsaid but the power of implication is used so well.
People’s Prize Winner: Rewilding by Alison Wassell
Great story of a woman reclaiming her sense of self after a relationship ends that was also a contender for our top spot voting too.
Sally wins a cash prize of £249 and Rosie wins £166.
Alison win copies of two brilliant books about writing: Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction by Nancy Stohlman and Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg.
Well done to everyone! We’re looking forward to April’s competition already! Prompt goes live on 3rd April.