Helen over at Blogaboutwriting is running another of her fun short story competitions, and I do mean short as the maximum word count is 250 words. For full details then click here. If you plan to have a go then do read the rules carefully, as you must include several words chosen by Helen. Followers of Helen's blog know she is soon expecting a happy delivery, her new spaniel puppy - which explains the 'shaggy dog' theme of the competition.
Did you enter ChocLit's Winter Short Story Competition? (Rumoured to be their last.) The Indoor Writer subbed a story, but didn't make the shortlist. She shouldn't complain, as she was the lucky winner back in November for the Summer competition. The results are out and you can read Tracey Glasspool's winning story 'The Secret Ingredient' here. Have to confess it made me blink back a few tears. Tracey has also been doing well in the weekly Write-Invite competitions and clearly has a talent for capturing the voice of younger characters. The Summer story is still on the website too.