Well I can’t quite believe I’m able to write this, but finally after a few short listings, I won a competition!
Back to the Secret Attic website. This time I entered their Drabble competition.
I’ve entered a few flash fiction stories in the past with varying success. This competition was another flash but it had to be exactly 100 words. Fitting a whole story in so few words is quite tricky, but it seemed to work this time as one of my entries was declared the winner!
Proof of my awesome, brilliant, happy win can be seen on the SA website and a copy of the piece that won is below for you to read. It’s called Juvenile Opinions Matter.
I hope you like it. I really enjoyed the challenge and will definitely take part in this competition again when it comes back in 2022.
Thank you Secret Attic for making my day!
Juvenile Opinions Matter
Mum hates the mirror. Her reflection looks back at her in shame.
Head hung low; she gets on with her day. Just another fat, frumpy, female.
At 3pm the school closes. Her son runs out, rushing to get to her for a hug.
“Look mummy. I drew our family today!”
She takes the paper from his grubby hands.
A crayon drawing of Mummy, Daddy, Alfie and the dog.
No one thin, no one fat. Perfectly proportioned. No discrimination.
The most important person in her world disagrees. She’s not frumpy.
Next day the mirror is ignored.
Her confidence slowly creeps back.