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Microfiction competition: day 3


Friday 12 August is the third day of our microfiction competition, in which we're inviting readers to tell us a story in 100 words or less for the chance to win a creative writing course at the London School of Journalism.

This competition is now closed.

After reading all the entries for our third 'inspiration image' which the microfiction should be based on, we are pleased to reveal that the winning piece came from Francesca Louise, whose 93 word story Fatal Attraction impressed us. Francesca's entry will now go into the final five, from which one overall winner will be awarded the creative writing course. Read Francesca's winning entry below...

Fatal Attraction by Francesca Louise

Theirs was an unusual relationship. He'd first seen her sauntering around the garden a year ago. All sultry green eyes coupled with that rich, soft hair and those striking Ginger streaks. She was wild. Wild! Then there was him, oversized and scruffy, looming above her. They liked different foods, lived with other people who loved them beyond compare. And yet they were in love. It wasn't conventional, they'd never be accepted and there would ultimately be times when they'd fight like cat and dog. But it was fine. Because that's what they were.

Many thanks to all who entered our daily microfiction competitions! All five winning submissions will now be read by author Helen Walsh. It will then be up to Helen to select an overall winner who will win a distance learning creative writing course at the London School of Journalism. Revisit each of our competitions and read the winning entries here.



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