Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #4

Remember the Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest I entered in October? Well, I just have to let you know (in spite of the fact that I hate bragging) that one of the judges chose my story ‘Linea Nigra’ to be her equal second favourite. Holy McZoly!

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By Irene Waters

During October, the Rodeo, which was the brain child of Charli Mills from Carrot Ranch, gave us a wonderful opportunity to put ourselves outside our comfort zones by writing different forms and genres. Personally, I found it difficult, challenging but always fun and judging by the number of repeat entries, so did many others.

It was a pleasure to lead the fourth contest and come up with a topic and judging criteria. The topic – Scars – was inspired by a quote by Stephen King – whose book on writing should be read, I believe, by all aspiring writers. He wrote “Writers remember everything … especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you…

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About Juliet

I've just turned fifty, OMG ! I didn't realise I would have so much to say about this time of my life. The pure pleasure of writing has hit me hard and this blog is sheer self-indulgence. Enjoy!
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8 Responses to Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #4

  1. M says:

    Brilliant, Juliet. Bravo👍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  2. Congrats, Juliet. You wrote such a powerful and heartbreaking piece. Have a great day and Happy Writing!

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  3. Wow! First of all this is definitely NOT bragging! And second of all, major congratulations! And lastly, this is an incredibly potent and vivid piece and so challenging to compact in the power and distil down to the meaningfulness in so few words, but you did it all perfectly. I wanted it to continue. Even though it’s definitely complete as is, I think it’s also the start of a “can’t set it down” novel!

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Congratulations, Juliet! You earned bragging rights!

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