Have now heard the results for the Little Gems contest - I scored 91% which unfortunately wasn't enough to make it into the anothology but I think is a pleasing result for my first attempt. The compeition is fierce! haha. I also got some great feedback which I will take into account when writing future stories.
Congrats to Lillian, my friend and member of the NQ Romance Writers, who tied for third place. She is the queen of short story writing and an inspiration to the rest of us. Great work Lillian xxx.