Hello! Last year I entered the Bare Fiction short story competition and was lucky enough to win second prize. The story I entered is now available on the Bare Fiction website here:
This year’s competition is now open for entries until 31st October. You can enter short stories, flash fiction and poetry.
Trout Quintet was born at Charleston Small Wonder Festival in 2012, at a short story workshop with Jackie Kay. The story swum about in several incarnations, was entered in competitions and got nowhere until, finally, I re-worked it with a much looser hand, letting it drift into some quite weird water. Then I entered it in this competition, expecting nothing, and it did much better. Of course, a year later I would happily edit it and make it something different again but that’s the way with words.
Happy autumn xx