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National Flash Fiction Day 2020 Micro Fiction Competition Shortlist

This year, 400 micro fictions (flashes of up to 100 words) were submitted to the National Flash Fiction Day Micro Fiction Competition.

Our judges,  Susmita Bhattacharya, FJ Morris, Anne Summerfield and Rob Walton had the difficult job of whittling down the 400 stories to a shortlist of 27. This was no easy task and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank the judges for their hard work and for the speed and
conscientiousness with which they carried out the judging.

It isn’t easy to tell a story in a 100 words, yet we were blown away by the variety of themes, subjects and styles we saw in the submissions.   All four judges read each and every piece with care.  Thank you to everyone who sent in their work; we appreciated the chance to read your flash.

Now, without further delay, our 27 shortlisted stories are:

Anything You Do Say May Be Given In Evidence
Aunt Lilah is resting/restless
Bogged Down Sister
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend
Gelsenkirchen: 10/10ths cloud, 30 aircraft lost
Home Fires
Inhaling the Dust of Color
Jimmy Stewart’s Prayer
Nantucket News
Other People's Things
Russian Doll
Send Later
Taking Care Of The Little Fella
The Art Gallery Attendant Nine Months After Divorce
The Currency of Hugs
The Late Trains
The Wrong Bird
This Body Will Become A Corpse
Three Chords and the Truth
Tips for a Successful Whale Watch
Wafer Thin
When Neil Armstrong Walks on the Moon
You Told Me Numerology Was a Science

Thank you again to everyone who submitted, and good luck to everyone who made the shortlist!

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