Lucy Vickery

Spectator competition winners: a postcard from Airstrip One

[Allstar Picture Library Limited. / Alamy Stock Photo]

In Competition No. 3258, you were invited to submit a postcard sent while on holiday in a well-known fictional destination of your choice.

The enforced concision of postcard–writing sometimes produces little master-pieces. Alongside the clichés and forced jollity, you find lyricism and poignant detail. It’s a shame that people rarely send them these days.

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