Category Archives: competition

And The Winner Is…

I don’t do many competitions. It’s something to do with confidence and chutzpah and ego (a lack of the former and an instinct that tells me not to pander to the two latter imposters) but Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver contest … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2 (this one is mine! All mine!)

When Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch asked me to come up with a flash fiction competition for her October Rodeo there was only one way to go. Humour. And so here it is. Go have a look and join … Continue reading

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Duelling Gardens #gardens #competitiveurges

While this post wanders hither and yon, on the subject of my apparently dwindling competitive spirit, I’ll populate it with pictures from the garden today. There is a link – sort of – at the end… I’m a bundle of contradictions, sometimes. One … Continue reading

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Spawn of Satan #shortstory #microcosms

There’s a flash fiction weekly competition which, oddly, I have won. You are given a character a setting and a genre with a word limit. This is my winning entry for Microcosms 300 words horror, midwife, fortieth birthday With heavy heart … Continue reading

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Nearly, not quite #competition #flash fiction

Esther Newton ran a flash fiction competition for 100 word flash on any topic. I entered two, one receiving a highly commended (the place after third spot and, in my dad’s eyes who didn’t believe in overpraising – there was … Continue reading

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Gosh, what a birthday surprise

I’m a bit long in the tooth to get too excited by anther notch on the scythe but today I was treated to a day out and, on the way home, I read an email. I’d won a writing competition. … Continue reading

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