I just posted a short story to Mslexia for their 2012 short story competition.
It's called 'Lilli-Lorena' and it's about a very mixed up, young actress. I tried to make it both funny and sad. It's about 1,700 words long and everyone in the writing group that I went to for a while said they liked it - apart from a retired PE teacher who told me it was far too long and I was taking up valuable teaching time by reading it out. (She also objected to any writing that mentioned sex, body parts or swearing - I disappointed her there too). So I'd like it to win some money if only to prove her wrong!