Distracted

The press briefing was intended to elaborate on the measures taken to tackle the situation. But everyone lost focus, and their minds, when blustery winds blew the speaker’s wig off.


My entry for the final day of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: focus.

Nothing personal

He smiled as his opponent walked off, dejected. This was a competition and he’d do anything to win, even sway the audience. Losers—they always fall for a child’s tears.


This is my entry for the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: sway.

Swapped

Crowds cheered as the swimmer who’d nearly died in a freak accident, resurfaced. His crippled brother watched, mesmerised. The ever-ignored twin finally had the spotlight he deserved.


My entry for day 20 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: spotlight.

Distraction

Focus—one goal to reach the finals.

He charged, fearful excitement gripping his throat. Beyond his peripheral vision, something glinted in the setting sun—he missed, slipped, and—

Game over.


This is my entry for day 16 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: peripheral.

Competition

Pressure mounted. Sweat beads lined across his forehead, inching downwards, succumbing to gravity. Deafening screams resounded—friends cheering, haters jeering. Breathless, he cracked the egg over the pan—bull’s eye!


This is my entry for day 14 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition.