Second Place in the Reflex Fiction Competition

I’m incredibly chuffed to have come 2nd in the Reflex Fiction Autumn 2017 Competition with my flash fiction, Stolen Hours. It’s a piece I have taken out of my novella-in-flash, Bottled Goods, when I fiddled with the story arc.

You can read it here:


Many thanks, from the bottom of my heart, to Reflex Fiction and judge Tim Stevenson for selecting my piece, to my writer friends Kayla Pongrac, Kristin Bonilla, and Gillian Walker for their thoughtful feedback, and to Kathy Fish for sparking the idea for my novella-in-flash in one of her brilliant Fast Flash Workshops.


You can also read the lovely judge’s report here:


Also, I’d like to say a few more words about Reflex Fiction. It’s an exciting new flash fiction competition, with a big prize purse. It’s extremely writer-friendly and well organised. Basically, during the two months after the longlist has been made public, a story is posted each day — the countdown to the winners. Thus, the last three stories are the one who came in third, second, and first place. It’s so thrilling to watch their website each day. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to find out tomorrow who the winner is. You can read more about their schedule here:

That’s a wrap for today, folks, excuse me while I go and uncork that champagne bottle.



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2 thoughts on “Second Place in the Reflex Fiction Competition

  1. Congratulations! A well-deserved honor! Enjoy your success, and enjoy that champagne too.

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