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June 2023 winners – adults

In our June competition, we asked for stories featuring a boat.

A rowboat tied to a pier on a lake

Congratulations to the winner of our June competition. Feeling inspired? Have a go at this month's prompt.

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Adult winner

Michael Callaghan

The sun beats down. Thirty weeks lost at sea. I close my eyes. Wait for death.

Suddenly a horn blares! I turn, see the approaching steamer.

"We're. . . saved!"

No-one answers.

I turn, see the bones bleaching in the unforgiving sun.

I sigh. I keep forgetting I had to eat them.