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100 Words Writing Competition Winner

For this fiction writing competition, we asked you to craft an opening to a story in just 100 words and this is it, the winning submission. Congratulations to Laura King and thank you to everyone who sent a submission.

1st Prize: £100 Laura King

He liked to surprise her but was it more than that? Hadn’t her Mom told her that there was an undercurrent to him, a sneaky soft-center filled with some dubious aspect of self? Yet, here he was giving her the chance for a new start. They would move. New house, new country, new opportunities and he would be there, by her side. He’d never leave her. It was amazing but, she’d have to leave everything behind including her family. Could she do it? She wanted him desperately but then why, did she feel a sliver of fear rippling through her?

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