After receiving an Honourable Mention for my story The Journal of the Empire’s Most Beloved and Extraordinary Explorer Reginald P. Smythe last week, I went one better this week and actually won Microcosms 159 with my story Dear John!
My winning flash fiction tale was called Dear John and inspired by the three elements of Athlete, Train and Romance. You can see what judge Geoff Le Pard, had to say below:
It had to be romance this week, not sure why. This was the piece I had to go back to. There’s such a lot in it: the comparisons between the snow and the untouched page in the note book; the rhythm of the train and of the words that poured out; the juxtaposition between the Dear John on one side and the arguments on the other. Lovely…
You can find out if you agree with Geoff by checking out my story below the break.