Great stories, beautifully told
|‘Lift’ – 15 June 2016|
Thank you to everyone who entered our ‘Lift’ competition. As always, choosing our winners has been a difficult, but enjoyable, task.
We’ve read a lot of stories set in elevators and in cars. You also wrote about people whose spirits have been lifted, of pickpockets, robots and plastic surgeons. We’ve met dragons, considered life after death, and whether there’s ever an acceptable motive for arson.
The judges particularly enjoyed ‘Speck’ by Joanna Hunter, an unsettling tale of a playground game gone wrong, and ‘Lifted’ by Anne Jones. This story, about a teacher bonding with a difficult student, packed a real emotional punch.
We’ve published four stories this time, and given one further commendation prize. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did.
We’ve also given one commended prize of £10 to Anna Maiden for ‘Frozen Dinners’. We loved the light and comic tone in this story of a woman trying to win back her ex-boyfriend, and her confidence, through cosmetic surgery. Well done, Anna!
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all those who entered.
© 1000 word challenge 2017