The results of the Short Tale Shrew Spring Micro-Fiction competition was announced today. The remit was to write a 100 word story on the theme of Rebirth, the winning entry was In Microcosm by Matt Wyles. Read it here
Although my story – Film Night At The Rebirth Convention – didn’t win, I was given an “Honourable Mention” and had my story printed on the Short Tale Shrew website. (You can find it if you keep scrolling down from the winning entry.)
Here is my 100 word response to my (nearly) winning story, it’s called…
…ninety-eight, ninety-nine, one hundred!
Exactly one hundred English words – remit met, mission accomplished.
A mere smear of short story, a literature in miniature, a fleeting of fiction.
I am giddy in my 100 word hubris – I dream fame for my flash-fiction, imagine professional success, a regular column in a weekend national, a steady income for writing. Sold out fold out, international filler, syndicated, vindicated, a meme beaming out virally into an endless network of recognition,
a cyber celeb,
and known in print, media-whore, desperate.
I think I’ll approach Short Tale Shrew in exactly 100 words.
See what they think.