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Franco-British Council Story Prize 1

This month saw the inaugural Prospect/Franco-British Council prize for a short story of under 1,000 words inspired by France. The top four entries in the undergraduate category are below

By Sarah Collier   June 2008

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First Prize

The Face by Sarah Collier, University of Salford, Manchester What do you see when you look at this old woman’s face? Line after line I should imagine. My eyes haven’t changed, they are still the same blue from when I was a girl. And what would you say if I told you this face was famous, iconic even, and symbolised peace between two nations?

It’s all true. For you to understand I must return to when I was twenty two.…

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