Louise’s flash fiction has won the UK-SCC Flash Fiction prize (with 8000 judges), the Retreat West flash fiction competition, Microcosms Fiction (twice) and Ad Hoc Fiction (twice) as well as placing on several short and long lists along with her short stories and novels. Her flash pieces have also been published on the Flash Flood and Spelk web platforms. She has also had her work read out on BBC radio. You can connect with Louise on Facebook and Twitter @LouiseMangos, or visit her website www.louisemangos.com Louise lives in Switzerland with her Kiwi husband and two sons.
I sold the Bechstein for a third of what it was worth. Some might say I was ripped off, but it was no loss for me. I burned his letters along with all his sheet music the day the men from Mozart’s Wine Bar took away the piano.