Our poll results are in…

Writers who are regular visitors to our site will know that our quarterly short story competition is now well under way, and attracting more and more entries every time, from all around the world. Not wanting to impose any restrictions on our writers, we have always kept the competition open to any theme or genre. … Continue reading Our poll results are in…

A bumper crop of short stories this quarter

Our quarterly short story competition is going from strength to strength, and when our most recent one closed at midnight a couple of days ago we had more entries than we've ever received since the competition first opened earlier this year. We're delighted that the competition has proved so popular with writers around the world … Continue reading A bumper crop of short stories this quarter

Brenda Has The Patience To Endure It by Joanne Leonard (1st place Jul19)

Brenda pulls the mop from side to side across the kitchenette floor, slapping it to the kickboards on either side. It’s too wet, and she curses herself for not wringing it out enough in the first place, because now the floor won’t dry in time so she’ll have to give it another once over. ‘Morning, … Continue reading Brenda Has The Patience To Endure It by Joanne Leonard (1st place Jul19)

Horse Trading by Barbara Young (1st place Apr19)

“Good looking vanner you got there.” The old man wearing ratty jeans and a thin blue jumper curls gnarled, swollen fingers through Gerry’s long black mane. “I might know someone who’d be interested.” “Don’t want to sell but...” I shrug. “Me mam’s not well, we’re stoppin’ in the town for now. Not much need for … Continue reading Horse Trading by Barbara Young (1st place Apr19)