These are a collection of pieces begun as part of the creative writing course I have been undertaking. Some are complete pieces, others could lead on to longer pieces but as a rule we were limited to around 500 words maximum.
Our judges said, "There was a real battle between us over which entries made it into the final five runners-up - we didn't make our decision lightly, but it was in this month more than most, where we wished we could have had at least one more finalist. We should also mention that there were some stonkingly brilliant entries who could have given our finalists a battle for their place in the top six - but, alas, there was no fantasty element to be seen - don't forget to read the challenge brief in full, everyone!".