Short Story Competition
On 5th February Jeff Mackowiak delighted all present with an adjudication that sparkled with wit and insight. He had clearly enjoyed reading the 35 stories entered for our competition. He commended diversity of styles and themes in the submissions and explained why this meant that the only way to judge them was on the basis of how each worked as a story. He cited several entries, quoting passages that had particularly appealed, before announcing three commended stories then (in reverse order) the three prize winners, each of which was read aloud and greatly enjoyed.
Most of the stories are published on this website (please follow the links to the actual text).
1st prize: Of The Fathers by Alice Turner
2nd prize: The Cloth The Fates Have Woven by David Franks
3rd prize: Pure Murder by Rik Gammack