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Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival

17 Sep

Another Flash Fiction contest, small stuff but have to start somewhere.

This one was to write a 50 word story involving the River Avon.  Here’s my entry;

Why I’m Not Speaking
After four silent days, the little girl wrote;
“They’ve stolen my voice.”
Her notes led me to Town Bridge.
Arriving, I saw sky blue eggs floating downstream.
A hunched hooded figure stared at me from the riverbank.
He dropped something round and white into the river.
My throat felt funny.

So, I won this one, winning £50 and coming out on top against 60 other people.

The story got published in Musera Magazine and I also got a mention in The Wiltshire Times.

On top of that they put my name up in the local library, so my name is in the library of an small, obscure town in England, which I will never visit.


Spectra Magazine

16 Aug

This was a Flash Fiction contest in a magazine to win a Kindle.

The contest was to write a horror story in 60 words starting with the sentence;

“A sudden echo from the corridor said this place wasn’t deserted after all.”

I came up with this;


A sudden echo from the corridor said this place wasn’t deserted after all.

I got the nurse’s attention, she said Doctor Byrne would be back soon. Then she left.
Byrne had said the boy would be fine if I kept squeezing the red ball wired to him.
It was getting dark.

At 5AM the boy with no heart fell asleep.
I pumped his blood for him.

My hand was getting very, very tired.

Didn’t win but still got published in the first issue of the magazine.