Thank you to all those of you who have already entered my flash fiction competition. I’ve received lots of e-mail entries and the standard is high. Here is a reminder of the details for you, together with my own take on the theme ‘The Discovery’.
1st: £20 plus a copy of my book of short stories, The Siege
Two runners-up: A copy of my book of short stories
All three stories will be published on my blog
Entry fee: FREE
Entries are accepted from all corners of the globe
Writing prompt: Entries of up to 500 words, excluding the title, are required on the following theme: The discovery
Please post your entries below in the comments box, or e-mail them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 31st October 2016
Bem peered through the window, his eyes wide at the goings on inside. “Can you believe what they’re doing?’
Arun joined him, her cold and clammy skin touching his. She smiled at him.
‘Nothing could surprise me,’ she said, turning to look inside at the huge kitchen table, brimming with tasty treats.
‘No,’ she said, ‘surely not?’
He laughed, a shrill sound, building to a crescendo, ‘I’ve seen everything now.’
In the cozy cottage, Ida crossed to the stove and snuck a spoon of syrupy sauce into her mouth. She closed her eyes, savouring its sweetness. All she needed now were her guests to arrive and everything would be perfect. The doorbell rang and Ida hurried down the hall, oblivious to two pairs of eyes still staring at her table.
‘I don’t think we need to see any more,’ Bem said. ‘I didn’t think they would be this primitive.’
Arun giggled, ‘Or so wasteful. Four of us could sleep on that. This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen so far. Don’t they realise it’s upside down?’
‘I dread to think what they sleep on. The Council will love this. Poor earthlings, they’ll be no threat to us at all…’