Congratulations again to the writers of our shortlisted stories. Here are the results!
First Prize Winner: The Secret to a Maze is to Keep Turning Left by Keely O’Shaughnessy
Why we chose it: We loved the rhythm, the energy and the imagery. It really encapsulates both friendship and a snapshot of a moment in someone’s life and there was a sense of hope at the end that this summer, although over now, would be an important, lasting memory.
Second Prize Winner: How to Catch and Keep a Kiss by Steph Percival
Why we chose it: We loved how vividly these characters were brought to life. Fantastic images of kisses like fireflies in the jar then fluttering around. How it ends gave such a sense of happiness and hope despite even though the kisser was dead.
People’s Prize Winner: Catch of the Day by Anne Soilleux
The People’s Prize was a very close run race this month with the two leads swapping right until the last minute, so we would also to extend a special mention to Iqbal Hussain for his story Always Playing Catch-Up.
Always Playing Catch-Up by Iqbal Hussain – Read it here
Anti-gravity by Paddy Gillies – Read it here
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lipstick But Were Too Afraid to Ask by Dreena Collins – Read it here
Rainbow by Stephanie Fluckey – Read it here
CATCH by PJ Town – Read it here
Catch the Drips by Lily Peters – Read it here
Keely and Steph win the cash prizes, and Anne wins feedback on a flash story up to 1000 words.
Well done to everyone!
We’ll be back with the next Monthly Micro prompt on 6th June.