BOOK PRIZE FOR BEST ENTRY:
Mr Nobody by Catherine Steadman
The past holds its power over them . . .He wants to remember. She needs to forget.
A man is found barefoot and barely conscious on an empty Norfolk beach in the middle of January. He is unable to speak and without identification.
Interest in the case is sparked immediately. At the hospital they see him as a medical mystery. The press calls him Mr Nobody, and everybody wants answers.
Who is he? And what happened to him?
When neuropsychiatrist Dr Emma Lewis is asked to find out, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. It also means returning to the small town in Norfolk she was forced to leave fourteen years ago. Pushing bad memories aside, she is determined to help her new patient.
A man who doesn't remember, and a woman who remembers too much.
He shouldn’t know anything about her.
Especially not that.
A one-off contest based on the Lost Twin prompt..
Identical twins, separated at birth - a mistake made by a nurse -
The twins are raised by different parents.
Later in life a twin moves to a village, unaware that his/her twin lives just a few streets away.
The twin who has lived in the village most of his/her life uses the same corner shop on a daily basis.
One morning, the shop-keeper, says "Hello, (name)." to the twin.
The twin stares at the shop-keeper with a blank expression, pays for a newspaper and leaves without a word.
The twin enters the shop later that day
and the shop-keeper asks, "... what was wrong with you this morning?"
The twin says, "What do you mean? I wasn´t in this morning."
Entries must be typed in English
Entries must be original
Entries must be no longer than 1000 words
Entries must be previously unpublished
Entries must have a title - the title will not count in the 1000 words
This challenge is Free to Enter and Open to UK-Residents Only
Closing date: May 31st 2023 at 7pm
Send one entry, per writer, in an attachment via EMAIL
Please type: 'The Lost Twin' in the subject line of the email.
Winner will be announced by the 10th June and wins the following international bestseller:
It Can't Be by Vivienne Moles