I Went Fishing!

Yes! I went fishing and I’ve caught a fish!

I wrote on the blog last year about my disappointment when my flash fiction ‘Errol’s Eyebrows’  made the shortlist for the Fish Publishing flash fiction competition, but then wasn’t a winner.

Roll on a year and my flash ‘Dexter’s Lover’ is one of the ten winners and will be published in their anthology out in July. It will be launched at the West Cork Literary Festival and I’ve been invited to read!

Fish runs several writing competitions every year, short story, poetry and flash fiction. They are highly regarded with entries from all over the world. This year’s flash received 1,407 entries. I’ve wanted to get somewhere with them for ages, but long and shortlist have been the best I’ve achieved. Until now. I was so happy I cried when I got the results.

And who knows? I might have to be on a flight to Cork!

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10 Comments

  1. Donna Whitehouse says:

    Congratulations Lindsay, that is wonderful! I’m so pleased for you.

  2. Polly says:

    Fabulous news, Lindsay, so thrilled for you. Congratulations.

    Isn’t that the one you wrote to perform at 42 Worcester? 🙂

  3. Christine says:

    Congratulations on a momentous success. To be in the top ten out of over 1400 entries is a huge achievement! I’m not surprised that you cried! And you get to go to Cork and read it! Are the results up on their website?

  4. Lindsay says:

    Thank you, Donna, Polly and Christine. I’m so excited! Yes, Christine, results are up – so it’s true! Couldn’t quite bring myself to believe it before!

  5. Brilliant. Well done. Cork…here you come! Love B X

  6. Lindsay says:

    Thanks, Becky. My mother came from Fermoy, Co. Cork, so it would be doubly special to go.

  7. Derek Taylor says:

    Congratulations, Lindsay. Brilliant. Of course these days, it’s exactly what we expect from you… Wonderful that others recognise your talent. -Derek

  8. Lindsay says:

    Thanks, Derek. I’m really pleased about it.

  9. Vikki says:

    Congratulations!!!!! 🙂

    xx

  10. Lindsay says:

    Thanks, Vikki. Haven’t quite climbed down from cloud nine yet!

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