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Flashing the Cover Competition Winner Announced

Book cover of The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

We had a phenomenal response to our Flashing the Cover competition, with 103 entries received.

The winner of the competition has been announced as Nicki Blake for her work ‘Hidden Depths‘, a response to the cover of Dervla McTiernan’s latest novel, The Good Turn. Our congratulations to Nicki and to all the writers who contributed such fantastic writing to this competition.

In making their decision, judges Laura Keenan and Linda Martin of Night Parrot Press said:

We selected this story as the winning entry because it contains everything a flash story should. We love that the story begins in the middle, right at the point of crisis. The narrative is clear and concise, and the author skilfully uses the art of omission to deliver a subtle but surprising twist at the end. The story is complete, stands alone, and each word deserves its place and has the weight to carry this compelling narrative. Finally, the story beautifully conveys the mystery and intrigue of that haunting cover image of an empty jetty at first light.

Read ‘Hidden Depths’ and all of the competition entries over on our Love to Read Local website.

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