February 2023 Long List

Congratulations to all the authors who have made our Award long list and huge thanks to all who entered.

Twenty-third Bath Flash Fiction Award Long List
A Billion Ghosts Michael Haiden
A Paper Heart in the Museum of Lost Children Jacky Taylor
Absolutely Nothing Happened Julius Olofsson
Aftermath Fiona McKay
All Grease No Shine Gargi Mehra
Arthur Pritchard: An Apology Mark Barlex
As Neil Armstrong Prepares To Walk On The Moon, Anna Thinks About Eggs Alison Wassell
Before the Aftermath Sarah McPherson
Car Seat Test Lydia Clark
Cold Tea James Esler
Dead Things Vlad Nikolic
Eighteen Inches Counting the Tail Betty Joyce Nash
Everything They Said I Would Not Remember about My Heart Surgery Debra A. Daniel
Fissure Richard Hooton
Hold On Diane Gottlieb
If We Go Back To The Beginning Louise Mangos
It Goes Without Saying Dreena Collins
Lakota Widow Kevin Burns
Lost Items Department Nat Lileks
Maria Gasolina and the Pot of Fool’s Gold Ursula Mallows
Market Forces Louie Fooks
Michael, those things we hid in our pockets were golden Samuel Josephy Parry
Mirror Claire Polders
Needle Work Christine H. Chen
Orange Isabelle Grimshaw
Pa’s a wonky shopping trolley Kik Lodge
Perfect Sin Seamus Scanlon
Searching for Grandpa Karen Jones
She lives in Broadsham Callum Bains
Sisterly love Alison Davis
Sorrow at the School Gate Abigail Williams
Stress Kathryn Aldridge-Morris
Teething Patrick Holloway
The Ace of Spades Sarah Masters
The Astronauts Meet for a Picnic on the First Thursday of Every Month Rachel O’Cleary
The Client Francesca Newton
The Common Scold Rowe Irvin
The Momma-Shell Billie Giles
The One Where We Cut Through the IKEA Car Park Lucy Goldring
The Price of Parmesan Andrea Koohi
The Weather Where You Are William Davidson
Thirty seconds to six on a Monday morning in the aftermath of a conversation where coach Harold told Abe he was demoted to the second lane, that he would never amount to anything, that he was going nowhere fast Marcus Moore
Waiting for Beige Michelle Christophorou
Walking to Wollongong Nikki Crutchley
When You Smelled Like Teen Spirit Emma Phillips
When You’re Done Dan Biddle
Witness Statement Marilyn A. Timms
Woman asleep on the sofa in Cyria Gardens Rosie Whitcombe

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