Many thanks to all who sent a story for this month’s MILK themed comp. We received 87 entries so the cash prize for first place is £130 and for second place £87. People’s Prize is of course a surprise!
Well done to the writers of the stories below. No telling which is yours though!
We’ll have the shortlist on Monday after the Online Flash Fest where you can come ask the Retreat West Reading Team all about how and why stories go through to the long and shortlists and the winner’s spots.
- Even The Milk Doesn’t Know
- Five Uses for Milk We Hadn’t Heard of Until Louise’s Wedding
- Having Shed My Stripey Larval Pyjamas
- How to Grow and Care for Grapevines
- Milking It
- Mixing Milk Thistle Tea
- My Southern Boyfriend’s Cure for Insomnia
- No Use Crying Over Spilled Milkshake
- Notes Left for My Sleeping Husband in the Final Six Months
- Pina Colada
- The Winter of Relationship
- The Woman Consumed
- Till Death Do Us Part
- Too Late
- Traces of You
- You Can Tell a Lot About a Person’s Character From How They Take Their Tea
Good luck for the next round everyone! Our shortlist will be online for the public vote on Monday 20th Sept.
In the meantime, get writing to the ECHO theme for the quarterly themed flash that closes on 26th Sept! Win cash and online publication.
And polish up your micros, flashes and short stories for the 2021 RW Prize, which closes in October! Win cash and anthology publication.
Write, write, write!