This third success in a month for flash and short fiction makes me wonder whether I'm better at stories than poetry. My poetry has taken a nose dive lately and I'm more reluctant than ever to enter competitions. I think I've decided I just don't write winning poems. I do still write the odd poem and I do intend to submit to magazines but not competitions. I've done a lot of that this year and not a sniff. My real passion is for stories right now. In fact this shortlisted story was adapted from a poem!
Meanwhile, back to poetry - I'm off to The Poetry Book Fair on Saturday and will also be attending the launch of Traverse Poetry Trading Cards at the fair at 4pm. I need to make sure I have plenty of cash and a backpack as I always come home with a nice selection of poetry books.