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    Thank you.

    I'm not one for blowing my own trumpet, but I want to share the following. It wouldn't have happened were it not for this forum.

    I go out and about to creative writing groups fairly regularly. Unfortunately, the best one I've found so far is about 30 miles away. It's a lovely atmosphere and there are some experienced and very accomplished writers who go there. Whenever I've joined in with an open mic session, I've often suffered from "follow that" syndrome, assuming that my work is inferior because - well, because I'm me (hope that makes sense).

    Once a year, they have a 300-word flash fiction competition and a published writer judges it. To ensure fairness, the writers' names are on a cover sheet, separate from the piece.

    It's the first time I've entered anything outside this forum, and I only went and bloody won it. I only saw the email about an hour ago.
    I think the word is Gobsmacked.
    Last edited by Phil Istine; December 22nd, 2017 at 08:52 AM.

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    WHOOOOOT WHOOOOT!!!!!! Phil! How faaabulous!!! you must be beyond thrilled! Congratulations, my friend... wow...
    She lost herself in the trees,
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    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
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    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
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    Congratulations Phil :} It speaks well of you as a writer and the forum.

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    Congratulations, Phil! This is great news
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    Yay, well done, Phil. Now you know we're not just being kind when we tell you how talented you are! Onward and upward!

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    Awesome you!!
    When the night has come
    And the land is dark
    And the moon is the only light we'll see
    I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
    Just as long as you stand by me.

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    I've posted the piece in the workshop. It really was a squeeze fitting it into 300 words - many darlings were murdered en route.
    I took freely-given knowledge from the forum to write it so I'll give a little something back.
    I hope people enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
    In the Beginning
    Last edited by Phil Istine; December 22nd, 2017 at 08:51 AM.

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    250 word micros can be very challenging.
    that is a solid piece.
    congrats, indeed!

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