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Rosa Pastor Carballo is awarded with the Museum of Words Prize for her short story "La sopa"

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 II Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition Museum of Words organized by the Cesar Serrano Egido Foundation.

II Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition organized by the Fundación César Egido Serrano, results:

Pastor Rosa Carballo gets the Museum of Words Award for her short story "La sopa".

14,253 works from 89 countries have participated in the contest


The prize is worth $ 10,000 and three consolation prizes of one thousand euros each have been awarded  to microstories rated in other languages accepted for the contest: English, Arabic and Hebrew.
The Spanish writer Rosa Pastor Carballo won the award for the second edition of the international flash fiction competition who is endowed with $ 10,000.

The short story is as follows:

La sopa
Nuestro padre solía morirse los domingos. Al principio nos lo tomábamos muy mal: avisábamos al médico, a la funeraria, nos vestíamos de negro, llorábamos… Pero luego, a fuerza de sustos nos acostumbramos, era su forma de vivir, y entre muerte y muerte la vida continuó a la espera de sus nuevas muertes. Su tenacidad para morirse no se debilitaba y una noche, en la cena, en una de sus muertes más teatrales arrastró a mamá con él. Y eso si fue serio porque ella, que no tenía imaginación, hundió la cabeza en la sopa y se murió.

Also he following finalists microstories are declared eligible for diploma:

TITLE AUTHOR COUNTRY
"Desierto" Luis Martín Gómez Perera República Dominicana
"Inexplicable" Juan Jacinto Muñoz Rengel España
"Crimen perfecto" Bellen Wedeltoft Argentina
"Nada Grave" Diego Cruz Serrano España
"Luego del temporal" Olga Alejandra Aarun Cuspinera México
"Perfectamente Serio" José Antonio Panero Martínez España
"Todo tiempo pasado fue mejor" Martine Tallier Argentina
"Robinson" Fermín López Costero España
"Explosión" Leandro Manuel Rincón Argentina

Consolations prizes
The jury, on a proposal from the Fundacion Cesar Serrano Egido, approves award three Consolations prizes 1,000 dollars each to the stories that have earned the highest score in the other languages accepted in the competition and have been:

  • "Night Howl" in English, authored by Sonja Smolec of Croatia.
  • "A very old man on a bicycle" in Arabic authored by Samir Awwad Eid Sharif of Egypt.
  • And the story in Hebrew beginning with the phrase "One, two, three, four and five," authored by Roi Day of Israel.

This time have participated in the contest 14,253 works from 89 countries.
This Second Edition

the jury was by Juan Luis Cebrian, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Ignacio Elguero, Antonio Lamela, Joaquin Leguina, Manuel Llorente, Gloria Fernandez-Lomana, Mendicutti Eduardo Enrique Mugica, Jose Manuel Otero Lastres, Peter Piqueras, Raúl del Pozo, and Asuncion Vicente Tirado Valdes, and chaired by the director of the Museum of the Word, Alfonso Fernández Burgos.

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