Congratulations again to all of the shortlisted authors. Here are the winners!
The Scarcity of Calcium in a Drought by Joyce Ann Wheatley
Why we chose it: A really evocative take on the theme with striking imagery and beautiful language choices
Second Prize Winner: The Boating Lake by Lucy Goldring
Why we chose it: We enjoyed the contrast between the seemingly carefree narrator and the catastrophic environmental background
People’s Prize Winner: X-Rated X-Tinction by Kate Axeford
Emily Regrets Taking Her Gran’s Good Coat to Be Dry Cleaned by Alison Wassell – Read it here
What We Saved From The Flood by Steven Patchett – Read it here
Nothing Unusual by Maureen Taylor – Read it here
Confetti by Eleanor Luke – Read it here
No More Clowning by Frances Gapper – Read it here
Joyce Ann and Lucy win the cash prizes, and Kate wins feedback on flash fiction stories up to 1000 words
Well done to everyone!
We’ll be back with the next Monthly Micro prompt on 3rd October