And the Winner of the 2013 Imagine, Write Inspire Flash Fiction Competition is ….

Good morning everyone

I bet that some of you thought that this announcement was never coming!

I am going to get right into it and I’ll do my thank you’s afterwards but let me quickly preface the announcement by saying that the standard was truly excellent.  You made our jobs very difficult!

Drum Roll Please……..

1st Place

‘Caught’ by Deirdre Reidy

2nd Place

‘Truth and Daisies’ by Jacinta Owens

3rd Place

‘The Silver Bracelet’ by Grainne Plaxton

Highly Commended

‘Flight’ by Laura Lovelock

‘The Promise’ by Lorraine McCormack

‘The Controls’ by Andy Hamilton

Congratulations to everyone, I am so happy for you all.  Deirdre, your winning entry will be published in 40Fabulous Magazine in July and will also be published on the Trace Literary Agency Blog shortly.  I hope you are very proud, because I most certainly am of you.

Please join me in thanking our judging panel for joining me in the tough task of choosing a winner.

The Judging Panel

Tracy Brennan, Founder and President of the Trace Literary Agency

Misja Weesjes Founder and Editor of 40Fabulous Magazine

Karl Fitzpatrick Presenter of South East Radio’s Business Matters

and myself

Carmel Harrington Freelance Writer, Author, Playwright

To everyone who took part, please continue to write as you all have show such promise and the judges and I cannot wait to watch your own stories unfold as you continue your writing journey.

I hope you enjoyed the experience.

To all entrants, don’t forget that I have started a writing group online and if anyone would like to join, please let me know.  It’s both good fun and challenging as we set writing exercises every week.

I know that many of you will want to remind yourselves of the winning entries, so here are some links that I prepared earlier 😉

Make a cuppa and enjoy,

as always thanks for stopping by

Carmel x


  1. Well done everyone, all very well deserved!

  2. Congratulations to everyone, well done : )

  3. Congratulations to you all! x

  4. Congratulations everyone. Huge talent there. Well done!!

  5. Congratulations to the winner and every contestant, what a massive amount of writing talent in one place.

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