Flash fiction and short stories

Last week I started my foray into the world of fiction writing competitions.

I’ve been writing for some time now as more of a hobby, but I’d never entertained the idea of entering competitions until now.

I’ve entered a few with various genres including dark thoughts, using the word ‘revealed’ and romance. It’s been a lot of fun writing them and quite nervy submitting them for appraisal.

If, by some miracle, I manage to get any positive feedback I’ll post the stories here for everyone to see. I understand some people write one story and enter it in to multiple competitions. I’m happier writing a different entry for each one, but that means I have to get my creative juices flowing…and it’s not always easy.

Anyway, if and when I do get any responses I’ll be sure to let you all know. As a bit of fun I sketched this quick drawing in Procreate this weekend – I needed a break from the writing!

Published by stephc2021

Hi! I'm Steph, an amateur writer and illustrator specialising in Mental Health and being a self-confessed Spoonie. My website is home to any successful fiction I create, with stories that have won so far covering difficult subjects such as baby loss and mental health in grief as well as some funny and heart-warming tales when I get the inspiration. Every drawing and picture on my website was created by me. I spend a lot of time coming up with illustrations to accompany all of my posts and pages. I try to create original content across all of my channels, whether I'm writing about my own fiction or just generally musing on mental health or my own issues. I want to be part of the change because I believe the understanding of MH in the UK is getting better, but has a very long way to go. By being honest about my own struggles and symptoms I think others will relate and hopefully it will encourage them to talk to someone and get the help and support they need. Long term my goal is to help children too, help them understand their own mental health and how to help with the mental health of those around them. I live in the UK with my partner, daughter and dog, I swear frequently and I adore a well made, traditional, gooey, chocolatey, delicious brownie.

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