3rd Place: ‘The Woman I Wanted To Be’ by Christine Anne Foley

I always imagined I’d be the key rattling, fingers donned with rings, large purse carrying, nail tapping, throwing purse on top of the newspaper, beside the Evian water bottle on the passenger seat, kind of woman. The arm around the headrest, neck turned, earring dangling, lip biting, eyebrows knitting, smile bearing, easy reversing out ofContinue reading “3rd Place: ‘The Woman I Wanted To Be’ by Christine Anne Foley”

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2021

The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2021 was set up to invoke a sense of community. In a time where we must stay far apart, writing can bring us together while conveying a wide panorama of human experiences. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Use the search form to search the site. Sign up to ourContinue reading “The Panorama Flash Fiction Contest 2021”

Morning Coffee 2020

The Morning Coffee Writing Competition was created in association with Sonder Magazine to fundraise for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. For those who aren’t aware of their services, the RCC offer a free, confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been sexually abused at any time in their lives. They alsoContinue reading “Morning Coffee 2020”

1st Place: Drifting by Cormac Culkeen

jesus this wind is cold you can feel the North in it, all icy edges inside the neck and gusting numbness into the face even a hoodie won’t stop it. The night sky is a black loom and the stars are just hidden by the clouds and the moon lights their edges with silver. IContinue reading “1st Place: Drifting by Cormac Culkeen”

Runner Up: ‘First Home’ by Rhiannon Jones

‘She might look different from how she was when you last saw her,’ my mother said. ‘She’s lost a lot of weight since she’s been ill.’ ‘I feel bad – ’ I began, but my mother was saying hello to my grandmother’s neighbour Bruce, who sat outside his front door in a fold-out chair, hisContinue reading “Runner Up: ‘First Home’ by Rhiannon Jones”

Runner Up: ‘Coins on the Tongue’ by Carl Kinsella

She complained often about a feeling of grime on her hands, and insisted that it was more than a feeling. That if she looked for more than a few seconds she could really see grains of silt embedded in the grooves of her fingerprints. It made her scared to touch her eyes, she thought itContinue reading “Runner Up: ‘Coins on the Tongue’ by Carl Kinsella”

1st Place: ‘Glorious’ by Lea Mc Carthy

‘Gloria?’ I whisper into the darkness of the ward. ‘Wake up.’ I have the torch of my phone lit so I can see her old eyes open slowly, all sleepy and cruddy. ‘D’you want to go to the zoo? To the black bears?’ I repeat myself twice to make sure she is certain. She nodsContinue reading “1st Place: ‘Glorious’ by Lea Mc Carthy”

2nd Place: ‘Tigers Have Striped Skin’ by Davena O’Neill

The heart of a shrimp is located in its head. They say the heart can rule the head, but it can lead you into trouble. Maybe shrimp are romantic. Or dumb. Dad eats shrimp, pulls the heads right off, and sucks the liquid out. Mom says men’s brains are between their legs. Guess that’s whyContinue reading “2nd Place: ‘Tigers Have Striped Skin’ by Davena O’Neill”

3rd Place: ‘The Morning After’ by Anthony Bradley

‘It’s my fault.’ ‘There were two of us.’ ‘Still it was me who…’ he seemed squeamish on this point, ‘you know…’ ‘Look it doesn’t matter now.’ She didn’t want to discuss details on the street, for fear the infection of rumour (already palpable the night before) would turn into an outbreak, spreading among their friendsContinue reading “3rd Place: ‘The Morning After’ by Anthony Bradley”