I’ve never entered a writing competition before, but a few weeks ago I came across a 1000 word short story contest being run by Barrington Green. I needed a break from my work-in-progress, so I took some time out to dash off something in a totally different style. I didn’t win, but I made the shortlist. Hurrah. More importantly, I returned to my novel with renewed vigour, having got some jokes out of my system.
Here it is.