Selected 2020 Microflix Texts

Selected texts for the 2020 Microflix Award. The theme for 2020 is IMAGE.

Vignette by Rebekah Ward

“We’ll Run…!”“But…. I…. have to go…with them…”  “I have to.”  In its palm a small orb pulsates.             “Please,” she begs.…
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Seed by Agnes Sunil

Heather Greenway peered out of her little mud hut, overlooking her once colourful and joyous village. Heather’s village was now filled…
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Seen by Emily Ralph

Hello, my smile says, are you looking for me? You hesitate, your thumb hovers above a one-dimensional girl whose face is…
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Tuna by Lucy Fox

You bite into a tuna sandwich. It thrusts you deep into a memory where you were eating another tuna sandwich. You…
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Fireworks by Lucy Fox

Do you remember seeing fireworks for the first time? When that little ball of light was launched up, up, up ­–…
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Wings by Indigo Bailey

The moth’s tiny body is vibrating. Its tissue paper wings flutter gently—not as if it is going someplace, but as if…
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Granddad by Mary Evans

“Teeth?” “Check.” “Hair.” “Good.” “It’s on a tilt, actually” “Better?” “Ye-ah? Hang on. Better. Ear aids?” “Pardon?” “Very funny.”
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Fabulous by Rose Young

“Stop bloody staring at yourself and go outside” It’s a Saturday morning in the mid 1980s, a middle aged mother is…
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Given by Joshua Maule

In the caravan’s annex, he tapped the keys of his age-old laptop: strumming out thoughts from the year. They played fast,…
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Forest by Emily Clements

From nascent darkness the moon hangs knife-like, razor point glistening with intent. Walk through air thick and cold as reptile blood,…
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Mona Lisa by Susan McCreery

Where are her eyebrows?             What? said Graham.             Her eyebrows. She’s hairless.             I’ve never noticed.
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Jut by Paul Hetherington

Falls of fruit in the garden, and morning’s triangular shadow, catching the house. Yachts like postage stamps on a blue envelope;…
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Lights by Susan McCreery

Another red light. He palms his chin, taps the steering wheel. Sport-plus-shopping traffic. Next to him his wife is silent. What…
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Stilled by Alyson Miller

The colours of tea and clotted cream, a death sequence of digitized photographs—Victorian memento mori, families stood fist-tight around the bodies…
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