Med-Chi Flash Fiction Competition – deadline 13 April

To mark the fact that best-selling author Joanna Cannon is coming to speak to us on April 18, and that it’s Shakespeare’s birthday the following week, we thought we’d hold a ‘Flash Fiction’ competition for all members.

The rules are very simple.  All you have to do is write a piece of fiction EXACTLY 50 words long (excluding the title) on a theme embracing medicine in its broadest sense, and get it back to us by the close of play on Friday April 13th.

So, that’s it.  EXACTLY 50 words.  Medical theme.  Deadline April 13th.  As many entries as you want, and there may well be a sumptuous prize for the winner, who will be announced and their entry read out at the meeting on April 18th.  Why on earth would you not enter?

Please email your entries to