Photo Flash Challenge

Photo Flash Challenge #1


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

Send your entries to by midnight on Sunday, 25th March.  Include your story entry and a brief author bio in the body of the email.  A maximum of two entries will be accepted per person.

Finalists: Up to five finalists will be selected and made available for public vote on Tuesday, 3rd April.

Voting will be open for one week (the last vote to be counted must be posted by midnight on Sunday, 8th April).  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 Monday, 9th April and will receive one free entry into a Quarterly Themed Flash Competition, in addition to online publication on the Retreat West website.

Depending on the level of response, we hope to run further challenges and collect together the winning stories in a “Hall of Fame” section.

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