‘Naughty’ Random Word Competition: Longlist

Thanks to everyone who took the time and trouble to enter my ‘naughty kettle’ (!) flash fiction competition!

There were 42 entries in total and my helper and I have drawn up a longlist of 10 entries, based on:

a) adhering to the rules (sadly there were a few stories that had spelling mistakes and/or mis-spelled the 5 required words and had to be eliminated. This included a couple that would otherwise have made the longlist, which was a real shame)
b) good use of the 5 required words
c) originality
d) entertainment value/’good writing’.

The longlist has been sent to Sally, the main judge – anonymously – and she’ll now whittle it down to her top 5, which I will print in full on here on Monday, so watch this space!

The longlist, by story title and in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Caught in the Act
Heart Wrecking
Keep the Receipt
Last Orders
The Apprentice Dwarf
The Caretaker
The Exuberant Miss Kettle
The Visits
What did I do?

Well done if you’re on the list but please don’t give the game away – it’s still all anonymous at this stage, remember – by leaving a comment saying how pleased you are or which story is yours! Mum’s the word for a little bit longer!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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One Response to ‘Naughty’ Random Word Competition: Longlist

  1. Patsy says:

    Some interesting titles there.

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