Another month and another amazing bit of news for my continuing journey in to becoming a writer.
This time it’s back to the Tortive Theatre website and their monthly flash 101 competition.
The set up is the same as last month, you are given a theme to work your story around and you have EXACTLY 101 words to create it with.
This time the theme was World War 3 and I submitted a few entries. I was super happy to receive a shortlisting for one of them, titled ‘Din’.
It’s a short story (obviously!) about a mother and her energetic children. I think it’s probably a story that every parent I know can relate to in one way or another.
I’ve copied the piece for you to read below and the Tortive Theatre publication of the story can be seen here https://www.tortivetheatre.com/post/__din
Thank you Tortive Theatre for another shortlisting! I’m over the moon!
She had 3 kids under the age of 4.
From the outside, she seemed to be managing beautifully.
But behind closed doors it was a mini World War 3.
From 7am they would wreak havoc. Playfighting, hide and seek, Lego covering the floor, crayon on the walls. They were feisty.
She had a din in her ears from the moment they woke up.
She couldn’t wait for 7pm to come.
Their three tiny bodies tucked snugly under a duvet.
She’d tidy up, eat and escape by watching television until she passed out.
She slept until 7am and the war would restart.
Also, just another quick apology for my accompanying picture. I’m finding it harder and harder to illustrate what I’ve written, but I am working on it!