Congratulations to our TWO Flash Fiction Competition Winners:
JOE LAVELLE with Balloons &
ANDREA DAVIES with Liverpool Cafe Noir
Chosen by Kevin Sampson and awarded by Walter Mosley...
' As always with Writing On The Wall's competitions, an exceptional standard of finalists. Every single entry embraced its own world and delivered a climactic punch.
Two pieces stood out for me, each masters of the craft. Within the confines and restrictions of micro-storytelling, these two authors imposed their voice, created living, breathing, swearing, memorable characters, bent language to their will and wove compelling narratives; proper stories.
One is a knowing pastiche of classic gumshoe pulp, the other is a pared-down slice of street life. I can't separate them so, if it's okay with WOW, would like to award an equal first to Balloons and Mersey (Cafe) Noir. Thanks for letting me read them.'