Wind Themed Flash Competition Results
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry in our latest themed comp! We had a great selection of stories to choose from, so well done if you made it to the shortlist stage and congratulations to our winners.
Winner: Emmylou, Patron Saint of Dirt-Poor Folks by Sharon Boyle
Why Amanda chose it: This feels epic for a flash. The poor hungry town and the people within it were so vividly portrayed that I was completely swept away by Emmy-Lou’s tale and loved the ambiguity of the ending. But I know who I think was going up rather than down.Read it here
Runner-up: Zephyr Zefferelli by Nicola Ashbrook
Why Amanda chose it: Fantastic imagery and use of language and a huge life and world in so few words. Switching POV in a flash doesn’t often work but in this case, it really does. Love the last paragraph and the narrator’s realisation that she can be whatever she wants.Read it here
Runner-up: The Perfect Word by Bev Morris
Why Amanda chose it: Sensuality and lust oozes from every carefully chosen word here. I loved how it wasn’t initially clear what kind of story this would turn out to be and I had no idea what was going to happen.Read it here
The deadline for the next theme comp (WATER) is nearly here, 29th September 2019. Winners get cash prizes and published on the website. Get all the info here. If you’re regularly entering our Flash Fiction comps and interested in other flashy things, check out our new Flash Fiction Memberships, tailored to suit the flashing enthusiast.