The winners of the sixteen-word short story competition organised by KLue Magazine have been announced. I was one of the judges but didn't actually know who won (apart from Georgette!) till just now since although I dutifully scored the final selection of stories, there were no names attached (quite rightly).
The final selection was very good, but the best stories were like little haiku - complete in themselves, leaving space for the reader to fill the gaps.
The awards were given out at Central Market Wednesday night, but I was in no fit state to go after a twelve hour round trip to Nibong Tebal to see a student teach. Pity, as I know it would have been fun and so many of my favourite peeps there.
The sixteen finalists have had their stories interpreted in visual form by local artists, and the pieces are on display until Sunday at Central Market Annexe.
And the six winners get to go to the Ubud Writers' and Readers' Festival!
Biggest congrats and well done to Klue for organising such an interesting contest.