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National Flash Fiction Day 2019 Micro Fiction Competition Shortlist!

507 incredible little micro fictions were submitted to this year's National Flash Fiction Day Micro Fiction Competition.

507 stunning little micro fictions found their way into the hands of our micro competition judges Angela Readman, Diane Simmons, Kevlin Henney, and Judy Darley.

507 powerful little micro fictions have been whittled down to a shortlist of only 26. It's no easy task, so we'd like to take this opportunity to thank our judges for all their hard work with this tremendous task.

Nor is it easy to tell a story in 100 words or fewer. We'd like to thank everyone who submitted for trusting us with their gems!

Now, without further delay, our 26 shortlisted stories are:

Archipelago David Hartley
Bare Annabel Hopkins
Behind Every Sign is a Story James Burt
Charlie Walker's Thirst Nan Wigington
Christmas Time in the City Simon Harris
Eyes Liz Quinn
Firestarter Anna Giangiordano
For you, I am Alison Woodhouse
Great Sorrows Are Mute Gaynor Jones
Havasu Falls Sara Hills
His Name was Ash Michelle Christophorou
History of Sound Barbara McVeigh
Last Night I Saved a Moth from Drowning Elaine Mead
Lists Hollie Monhemius
Mail Jac Jenkins
Nil by Mouth S Yap
Plow in the Sky Jesse Sensibar
Sisters in a Hotel Twin Room, 1988 Lucy Goldring
Snapping the Mermaid Maxine Davies
The Elementary Music Teacher Jeanette Topar
The Muscovy Duck Jeanette Topar
The Siege Maxine Davies
Three Strangers Claire Boot
Two Miles to Springsteen Melanie Dixon
We fed them to the lion Paul Thompson
Younger than records will show Paul Thompson

Congratulations to all of our shortlisted authors!

The judges have made their final selections, and we'll be announcing our winning and highly commended stories this weekend!

If you have submitted for the National Flash Fiction Day anthology, editors Joanna Campbell and Santino Prinzi are making their final selections as you read, and we'll be announcing the stories that'll be included next week.

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