September Monthly Micro Longlist

We had 88 entries so first prize is £132 and second prize is £88, with the people’s prize to be decided. Thanks so much to everyone who sent us their words. We enjoyed reading them all. Well done to our longlist below. No telling which is yours though! The shortlist will be published on Monday.

Longlisted Stories

  1. A Withered Leaf Awaits its Immolation
  2. Charlie Cake
  3. Confetti
  4. Cycles
  5. Dry
  6. Emily Regrets Taking Her Gran’s Good Coat to be Dry Cleaned
  7. He Bows His Head and Thinks of Absent Friends
  8. Love Burns
  9. Mondays: 1960s
  10. Next Year Henry Will Go Back to Playing a Sheep, Says Mrs Bottomley
  11. Nothing Unusual
  12. No More Clowning
  13. Petrichor
  14. Snapshots from a Daylight Robbery
  15. Sun-Dried and Succulent
  16. The Boating Lake
  17. The Greatest Show on Earth
  18. The Reason I Hadn’t Cried for Six Months
  19. The Scarcity of Calcium i a Drought
  20. The Secret to Staying Human
  21. The Shallows
  22. Visitors on a Dead Planet
  23. What Humble Pie Really Tastes Like
  24. What We Saved From the Flood
  25. When the Taps Run Dry
  26. Why is the Rum Always Gone?
  27. Writer’s Drought
  28. X-rated X-tinction
  29. You will not always have a warning that these deadly, sudden floods are coming

Good luck everyone! We’ll have the shortlist on Monday.