Runner Up: Once Upon An Uber

I’d thought the advert was a hoax at first. It had been at the bottom of the jobs section in the newspaper – ‘Driver wanted – must believe in fairies.’   Still, I went for…

Shortlisted Entry: Back by Dusk

Crack. Mara turned in her place, heart slamming against her chest. She could see nothing beyond the darkness of the forest.   “Who’s there?!” She cried weakly, but no response followed. She cursed herself coming…

Shortlisted Entry: Stardust

Choosing between homework and helping my Mother clean the ten thousand square feet compound interlinks for her luxury of time pass (because my Mom refused to let the maids do it) wasn’t even much of…

Shortlisted Entry: A Rusty Fetish

“My mother will love you”, he’d mumbled into my lips, the first time we kissed. We’d been dating only for a few weeks. I smiled and kissed him harder. After all the crappy guys I’d been…