Today I’ve been to the first school poetry session for the Well Versed project. It was fun, I loved it! I will post about it in more detail later.
When I got home, I entered a couple of short story competitions:
Wrekin Writers’ Doris Gooderson competition (closing date: 11th July) and the rolling Writers Forum monthly short story competition. £3 each – cheaper than a glass of wine in a pub -and it’s made me feel that I’ve actually done something!
You know by now that I like to track winning entries in short story competitions. The winning story in the 2011 Writers & Artitst’s Yearbook competition is on-line here. It’s an interesting one. There’s no doubt that it’s cleverly written, it pulls you in, it makes you wonder. I am sure it was picked because it stood out from the crowd BUT is it a short story? (Or is it an ‘extract’ or a monologue?) Read it for yourself and you’ll see what I mean.
(By the way, thanks to those of you who voted for my story on Facebook but as the story in the lead has about 70 votes – and I’ve got about 8 – I think I’m going to give up! At the risk of sounding like a bit of a sourpuss isn’t a short story competition supposed to be about the best story – not who has the most friends?! :()