In this post, I mentioned the 10 Word Crime Story Competition that was being held as part of the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, and priomised that, if I didn’t win, I’d share my entries with you lovely people.

Well, I didn’t win (though oddly I can’t seem to find the page with the winning entries, which is strange – I’ve seen it before), and so here are the 10 word crime stories which I submitted (you were allowed to enter as many times as you wanted):

– Corpse! Gun! Locked Room! How? Oh, hang on – a suicide.

– The corpse floated to the surface, ruining the swimming gala.

– Gone With The Wind Murder Mystery? Rhett Butler did it.

– Invite old lady detectives to dinner, and someone will die.

…I only realised after submitting the above that you were allowed/supposed to give each story a title, so I can only assume that was the reason I didn’t win, as opposed to any kind of deficiency with the entries themselves. Ahem.