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:
|Behind Every Sign is a Story||James Burt|
|Charlie Walker's Thirst||Nan Wigington|
|Christmas Time in the City||Simon Harris|
|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|
|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.