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|
|Inhaling the Dust of Color|
|Jimmy Stewart’s Prayer|
|Other People's Things|
|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|
|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!