You would expect with only 42 words to work with judging would go quickly, but not this time. We received a lot of very creative entries this month, but one was the clear winner in the end. For a very short, very well executed piece, our congratulations to Drayton Alan for winning this month’s eSpec Books Flash Fiction Contest. Dayton’s prize is publication on the eSpec blog and one free ebook from among the eSpec publication list.

A Letter to Douglas

Drayton Alan

Gently I used my dirk to open her letter.  Mice sat chewing, watching me intently. Her message was perfect. “Dear Frood, please don’t panic. Meet me for teatime, at the end of everything long and dark. Bring an extra towel. Thanks T.”

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