Chuffed beyond words to have won the February 2018 Bath Flash Fiction Award with my piece of flash fiction, Things Left and Found by the Side of the Road.
It was written (in my head) driving home from my friend's house in a stream of listicle consciousness and took shape at home later, constrained by the modest 300 word limit. It was going to be a poem but I am not a poet and I have a soft spot for one-paragraph stories.
Fun fact: The errant imaginary friend was real (at least to me), and his name was Tan Tan. And one fateful day he was flung from an open window somewhere on the A23, never to be seen (or unseen) again.
Celebrating with pizza and ice cream (even though it's snowing here right now) because that is how we roll.
Thank you to judge Tara L. Masih and the Bath Flash Fiction Award team. I won't traumatise you with video evidence but just imagine the happy dancing going on in my house at this very moment.