Short Story Competition Winners
Congratulations one and all and everyone else who participated.
After careful consideration of the many and varied entries, our judges have selected the following:
"The Holiday" by Georgina Clarke
"She Sells Sea Shells" by Vanessa Cole
"Deckchair Summers" also by Vanessa Cole
"Looking for Ginger" by Julie Harris
"A Postcard from Brixham" by Leslie Upham
Another resounding success
Our recent short story competition attracted twenty-three entries. The ‘holiday’ theme inspired an impressive collection of truly imaginative material. Among these efforts was a story about an accidental holiday on a space station; a romantic tale concerning an actor appearing at Brixham theatre who fell in love with a local girl; a holiday from hell set in San Tropez, and even an account of a day trip around Devon with five pounds and a bus pass. The standard of writing was high, and the judges thoroughly enjoyed reading all the entries. The winning story, entitled ‘The Holiday,’ was written by Georgina Clarke. This is a warm, human offering with which many readers will identify. Georgina, from Worcester, was visiting Brixham and happened to see the posters advertising the competition. She has already published two historical crime fiction novels but this was her first short story competition entry. Second and third prizes both go to Vanessa Cole for ‘She Sells Sea Shells’ and ‘Deckchair Summers.’ Julie Harris is highly commended for ‘Looking for Ginger’ and Leslie Upham is commended for ‘A Post Card from Brixham.' Congratulations to you all, and a big thank you to all participants.