Virtual Writing (@virtwriting) anniversary tweet-story contest – first prize!

This is a very late post, considering this twitter competition was back in June 2022, but I’ve been meaning to add it to my blog because my entry actually won first prize, so here it is! The competition was to write a tweet-sized story in response to the picture above. This is my winning entry (I won a £20 book token!):

Sickly wisps of flame flickered to life in deserted sidestreets, luring fools and drunkards ever deeper into the tangle of fog-bound alleyways, until the ground became boggy, organic, sucking at their feet, immobilising them, overpowering them with the stench of decay…

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