I’ve just won third prize in a small writing competition. The premise was to write less than 1500 words with the prompt ‘on another planet’. Science fiction writing is not my strongest suit but I do like to write odd stories (mainly because I’m pretty odd) and I like to have a bit of a twist. This one I wrote in about half an hour once given the prompt.
It’s a monthly competition and the entries are read by the forum members and they vote for their favourite story. I suppose that third place is not the pinnacle of literary achievement but it’s my first time in the numbers after an awful lot of entries, over an awful lot of years.
So I pat myself on the back instead of filing another rejection letter/email.
It’s a nice feeling.