Photo Flash Challenge #4

Photo Flash Challenge #4


We’ve had lots going on in recent weeks, so apologies for the delay in running the latest challenge. As promised, this time we have a lighter prompt. That said, feel free to interpret the picture in any way you wish!

Challenge: Write a short story based on the photo provided. It must be no more than 300 words (excluding the title, and fewer words is fine). You can write on any theme/genre but no children’s stories and nothing explicit please.

Send your entries to by 23:59 on Sunday, 9th December.  Include your story entry, the story title, any social media details you wish to share and a brief author bio in the body of the email.  One entry will be accepted per person.

Finalists: Up to five finalists will be selected and made available for public vote on Tuesday, 11th December.

Voting will be open for one week (the last vote to be counted must be posted by 23:59 on Monday, 17th December).  Anyone signed up to Retreat West will be able to vote by leaving a comment with the title of their favourite story.

Prize:  The overall winner will be announced on Tuesday, 18th December and will receive a Retreat West £25 Gift Card which can be used against the cost of courses and critiques. The winner will also receive one free entry into a Quarterly Themed Flash Competition. In addition, the story will be published on the Retreat West website.

You can read previous winners and finalists entries here:

Challenge 1
Challenge 2
Challenge 3

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