Themed Flash Longlist: Forgetting

Many thanks to everyone that entered the Themed Flash Fiction Competition: Forgetting. The standard of entry has been very high and it’s not been an easy task to come up with the LongList.

Readings are done anonymously until the shortlists are chosen. Only then do we learn who has written what, so only the story titles are listed here. Congratulations to all the writers who see their story titles below!

Longlisted Stories (in alphabetical order by story title)
  • A Time To Every Purpose Under The Heaven
  • Amy Drake
  • An Odyssey
  • Burning Bright
  • Captivity
  • Coney Island Baby
  • Christ Is Risen
  • Ghost Passage
  • Gone, But
  • Freedom
  • Forgetting
  • Forget You
  • Hope You Find Your 90
  • Hospital Ward Flora
  • I Sky Seeing
  • Just A Rock
  • Origins Unknown
  • Memory Bank
  • People Math
  • Proof Of Innocence
  • Scrabble
  • Shedding
  • Slipway
  • Song Of Little Stork
  • Tear Down The Sky
  • That Kid
  • The Frog Prince
  • The Last Encampment
  • The Square Root of Joy
  • The Things That Make Me Forget
  • Trying To Remember
  • Unforgettable

Well done to all of you!

As we re-read the stories for the shortlist, we’ll be considering:

  • Is it a complete story?
  • Is it an original story idea?
  • Language used – Is it beautiful/clever?
  • Does it make you feel something?

We aim to announce the shortlist of ten on Thursday 24th May.

Best of luck to all!

The next themed flash competition deadline is 24th June 2018 and the theme is Reunions. Retreat West Author Members can get entries included as part of their membership.


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