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

By Caitlin Hart   June 2008

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Heat by Caitlin Hart, St Paul’s Girls’ School

Sophia lies almost entirely still under the weight of the heat as it settles over her, pressing into the dips and grooves of her body. Thick air tickles her parched throat and tongue; sweat clings to her hair and slithers down between her breasts, catching in the dip of her collarbone. She feels herself slowly being smothered to death. When Peter comes back out of the bathroom the first impression she has of him is…

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