Love to Read Local Flash Competition 2023
The Love to Read Local Flashscapes! Competition invites West Australian writers to create original, flash fiction and non-fiction pieces of 100-words or fewer, inspired by WA landscapes, seascapes, towns and landmarks.
Writing WA acknowledges the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund, Raine Square and Night Parrot Press for their generous support in enabling Love to Read Local Week.
This year we had a record 128 entries, posing a tough task for judges Laura Keenan and Linda Martin of Night Parrot Press.
"The stories this round are so good. It’s been such a pleasure to read them all, but narrowing them down to a shortlist has been difficult." Linda Martin said.
"Every story was a delight to read for its location, flash principles and unique voice. What amazing writers we have in Western Australia."
The judges would also like to give a special mention to Jeanette Stampone for her entry "The Last Feast".
They said, "The judges want to acknowledge one story in particular, whose subject consistently provided time to idle and write flash stories (especially dark comedies)."