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Franco-British council short story competition 2010: 16-18 age group

This was the third year of the FBC/Prospect/Eurostar short story prize. The top three entries for the 16-18 age category are below

By Prospect   September 2010

1st prize

Boulogne Blood by Lewis Bertenshaw

As the 18:59 train to the Parc des princes crawled nonchalantly around the corner, Tuan took a final heavy draw before stamping his spliff into the frozen dirt of the platform. When the train had pulled in, he watched patiently as the doors slid open to reveal a familiar mass of squirming bodies within, pulling down his hood as he stepped on board, and finally coming to rest as he leant uncomfortably against a sharp wall of the carriage. The stifling heat of the crowded train was not a welcome change from the…

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