Woke this morning to find an excellent email from the good folks at Fleeting letting me know that, out of nearly 5,000 entries, my six-word story made the shortlist for the their Six Word Story competition. There are some big names on the list which makes landing on the shortlist from so many entries even sweeter. Exciting stuff.

Click the link above to head to read all the shortlisted entries. My favourite would have to be Ami Hendrickson’s excellent tale of a taxidermist and his daughter. While over there be sure to check out the other writing on the site, including my story Her Hands Like My Hands.

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Fingers crossed.