WINNER June 14 – June 27 Flash Fiction Contest “Pet Peeves”

And without further ado the Winner is…

1st Place: The Wisdom of My Mum – Andy Lake

2nd Place: Where Do I Begin – Phil Town

3rd Place: Murder On The Birmingham Express – Amy Meyer

4th Place: Blame It On A Simple Click Of Fate – Ken Cartisano

5th Place: Meg and Ned – Maud Harris

6th Place: The Doll Collection – David Ferguson

7th Place: Mr. Smallman – Janet Surrusco

8th Place: Rhyme or Reason – Anindita Basu

9th Place: The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back – Roy York

10th Place: Crushes My Pet Peeve and Ruin – Rathin Bhattacharjee

11th Place: Krish – Nam Raj Khatri


Story with the Favorite Character: Phil Town/Narrator
Story with the Best Use of Dialogue: Roy York



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11 thoughts on “WINNER June 14 – June 27 Flash Fiction Contest “Pet Peeves”

  • July 1, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Well done Andy. And hooray for your mum.

  • July 2, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Congratulations, Andy! Richly deserved.

    • July 2, 2018 at 2:35 am

      Many thanks, Phil!
      Your comment popped in at the same time I was writing my one below …

  • July 2, 2018 at 2:34 am

    Many thanks Ken, Alice and David!
    There were many superb stories, so it’s a surprise and a great pleasure to get people’s votes – for which thanks everyone and well done to all.

    Though the story was mostly fictional, my mother was certainly the inspiration for it. There are a couple of her actual sayings in there, and a kind of recreation of her ‘good grief’ style of observation. It’s also true the family bought her her first computer when she was 80 and she signed up for every class she could find.

    I wrote the story just three days after the anniversary of her passing seven years ago. I think of her every day, but I guess she was more on my mind at this time, and may even have had a hand in the writing 🙂

  • July 2, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Congrats Andy. Well deserved and Phil too. In fact, great stories.

    • July 2, 2018 at 2:36 am

      Many thanks, Ilana!
      Looking forward to your one this time 🙂


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