7 June 2012

Author Joan Burnett

When festivals come to an end, there's an inevitable "hang-over" period with a sense of loss that there are no more wonderful events to attend. This has been especially true this year with the Writing On The Wall festival that had its last live event on 31 May.

However, you can still catch some of the festival magic by popping into FACT to read the Flash Fiction story competition entries that make up the exhibition up on the first floor. 

Entrants were given the theme - "It's the end of the world as we know it, so how do you feel? The grains of the sands of time can't run forever, and according to the Mayan Calendar, 2012 is the year when they finally run dry.  How will it end? That's for you to decide."

Over 100 people entered the competition to write about our doomsday in 500 words or less and the stories range from heartbreaking to hilarious. Some are beautifully written, some really unexpected and some brutally brief.

The entries will be avaliable to view at FACT until 17 June.