Yay! – Shortlisted for Tortive Theatre Competition

I’m absolutely thrilled to finally have some of my written work shortlisted in a national competition.

Ice Cream Dream was my original flash fiction piece of 101 words written for a monthly competition put on by the Tortive Theatre in the UK. Each month there is a theme to follow. The theme for July was Summer Hols, so there was lots of room for creativity.

To see the published post please follow this link; https://www.tortivetheatre.com/post/ice-cream-dream

I entered a few ideas for this competition and really relished the opportunity to reduce a story down to the bare bones of exactly 101 words. However, it was tricky to still retain interesting and thought provoking prose, whether it be a happy, sad, positive or negative piece with so few words to play with.

The competition is open for August now and i’ve already entered some more pieces. This time the theme is World War 3. I found this subject more difficult at first, but eventually found lots of reasons the thought of World War 3 might come up, so managed to come up with a few original ideas. I have my fingers crossed.

For more information on the Tortive Theatre and the flash 101 competition you can find their website here: https://www.tortivetheatre.com/

I’m absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted, especially as i’m so new to the field. It’s really made my day!

Thanks Tortive Theatre!

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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