I’ve ticked off another writing first this week. I’ve had some wonderful bespoke artwork created to accompany my flash fiction ‘His Chair’, which won first place in last month’s Zeroflash competition. (I still can’t quite believe that one). It’s amazing to see how someone else has interpreted my words and the images the story conjured up in the illustrator’s mind. I’m delighted with it. Thank you so much, Jon Stubbington.
This was also a lesson in never giving up on a piece. My winning story was actually written for another competition but it got nowhere. When I saw the theme for September’s Zeroflash competition was ‘love’ and realised I wouldn’t have time to write something new, I submitted the piece and forgot all about it. A few days later I got an email to say I’d only blooming won!
I’d highly recommend entering Zeroflash or at the very least reading the entries. They’re always brilliant. It’s a great way to get some words down based on a prompt. Plus, every entry is published, which is pretty cool.
October’s competition theme is horror…with a twist. More info can be found here. And I have the honour of being October’s judge. I’m really looking forward to this. Well, apart from the fact that I scare easy…
You’ve got until All Hallows’ Eve to enter. Do it…if you dare.