Winners: May 21 Monthly Micro

We read some amazing weird and wonderful stories for this month’s METAMORPHOSIS micro comp and have enjoyed them all.

In a competition judging first in the history of the comp, our panel unanimously agreed on the stories in first and second place! And the People’s Prize voting generated a resounding winner.

Well done to all who were shortlisted and congratulations to our winners!


  • A Change of Heart by Jennifer Battisti
  • Bin Day by P J Stephenson
  • Domestic Appliance by S. A. Greene
  • Holometabolous by Eleonora Balsano
  • Me and You by Frances Gapper
  • Paper Bird by E.E. Rhodes
  • Sad Song of the Backwards Selkie by Becky Tipper
  • The Swan Song by Alan Kennedy
  • The Year of Solitude by Salena Casha
  • Username: Butterfly by Karen Walker

First Prize Winner: Holometabolous by Eleonora Balsano

We loved the format, the language and the tone of this moving story of a failed mother/daughter relationship that captures a lifetime in so few words.

Second Prize Winner: Username: Butterfly by Karen Walker

We loved the soundscape, the lighthearted tone and the narrator’s determination to be as free as a butterfly!

People’s Prize Winner: Domestic Appliance by S. A. Greene

Many congratulations to all!

Eleonora wins £214 and Karen wins £143.

For the People’s Prize, S. A. wins a bundle of 3 paperbacks of her choice published by us!

We’ll be back on 7th June with next month’s prompt!