Spanish Flash Fiction runner up

July 26, 2019

Congratulations to Alex Ironside (M) who was named a runner up out of 600 entries in the University of Oxford’s Spanish Flash Fiction Competition.

Entrants were invited to submit a short story of 100 words or fewer in Spanish on a topic of their choosing. Submissions were judged on imagination and creativity, as well as linguistic ability. Alex entered the category for pupils in Years 12 and 13.

Writing a 100 word story in a language that is not your mother tongue is a tall order and especially commendable. Well done Alex!

Here is her entry:

Su pecadillo letal

Con una golondrina, se libera de sus inhibiciones; se escapa a un mundo de euforia temporal. La sustancia se desliza por su garganta y desencadena una serie de reacciones químicas internas, invisibles a simple vista, que hacen que la realidad parezca absurda. Pero era una serie de reacciones químicas que su cuerpo no podía comprender ni aguantar. Con una sola golondrina, cayó en las garras fatales de una sustancia desconocida. Su estado de euforia se disipó rápidamente, pero gastó todo su dinero en una fantasía, era demasiado tarde para comprar un billete de vuelta a la realidad.

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