Tuesday, February 28, 2012

National Flash Fiction Day Competition

I love flash fiction when it's done well, where every word counts and a life is glimpsed, and I was pleased to be one of the judges for this competition. There were almost 300 entries and every one was read by each of the judges. The winner is a fab story by Angela Readman - "The Worst Head in the World" and the Top 10 list (which can be read here) features all kinds of excellent words. Go, read, enjoy.

Just to clarify - all the stories were anonymous; names were taken off and formatting made identical by Calum Kerr before he sent them to the judges.


Group 8 said...

Nicely creepy flash from Angela :) Well done all concerned.

Rachel Fenton said...

Great stuff - congratulations to Angela - and good to see a commended list.

Was it tough choosing, Sara?

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Isn't that a perfect story? I loved the kissing sounds being a reason to screw loud. Made my day, that head.

Unknown said...

Angela's story is perfect - it's visual & funny with a darkness to it too.

Rachel - I will say that I LOVE judging as I'm such an opinionated person! I was clear on which to say Yes and No to - the hardest part was all the quite good/nearly there ones. There were 5 judges and we all sent in our top lists and Calum applied scores accordingly. There were two other flashes that I thought superb and if I'd been the only judge they'd have made the list.

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