I found out today that although I made the longlist of Retreat West’s June 2020 microfiction competition with my story, Tunnel Vision, I did not make the shortlist on this occasion. I feel okay about this. Of course it would have been lovely to make the shortlist, but in reality, I’m only in my second month of writing and it’s been amazing to have the confidence boost of even a longlist. This month there were 135 entries and I was in the top 36. Not bad at all.
The shortlist can be next month’s aspiration!
For this competition, writers were asked to produce 100 words exactly in response to the following prompt from Gill Mann: A train drawing into the station, the driver leaping from it and disappearing into the distance.
I originally had my entry posted below but I have now entered it to another website for publication; you can read it here.