Short Stories

reading at stroud

My first serious attempts at creative writing  were short stories and recently I’ve come back to the form through performing my work at live events.

Some of my  stories can be read online. Apologies if any of the links fall by the way-side!

Published or commended for writing prizes:
2005 – 2010

Most Beautiful, by Anna Grant, Buzzwords 29, 2005, (read it here)
A Fork Less Ordinary, Winchester Writer’s Conference 2007, ‘Shorter Short Story’ prize, highly commended.
Brain Drain, Pygmy Giant Blog (Flash Fiction), April 2008, (read it here)
Swimming Lessons, Frome Literature Festival 2008 (winner, local writer prize).
Blue-Sky Thinking, Cadenza competition March 2008 (long list)
Blue-Sky Thinking, published in  The Yellow Room, Issue 4, 2010
Mouse Years, Exeter Writers’ Circle competition 2010 (shortlist)
Mouse Years,  Scribble Magazine, No. 48, Winter 2010
Mouse Years, Brighton Cow Autumn Competiton 2010, shortlist
Mouse Years has been published on the Ether Books App for i-phone.  Find me among other Ether Authors
Preparing for Winter, Writespace Competition June 2010  ( ‘The Lie’ ) 3rd prize
Preparing for Winter, aka Catherine Howard Short Story Competition July 2010
Preparing for Winter, Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010 (commended)

2010 –

Every Day A Washing Day

Get Writing Short Story Conference Cup, February 2011, 3rd prize
Writespace Competition March 2011, (‘Moving On’) shortlist

Talking to Amy, Sling Ink shorts Magazine, 2011

Lost in France, Reasonable Adjustmentspublished in Unchained, an anthology by Bristol Women Writers, 2013

Silver Harvest 

The Short Story 2000 Competition, December 2015, shortlist
Words with Jam, long-list December 2015
Exeter Writers Competition, shortlist, April 2016

The Sound of Falling WaterThe Short Story 2000 Competition, shortlist, April 2016

The Bird of Wax

Exeter Writers Competition, April 2017, longlist
Evesham Festival of Words, Adult Short Story, Winner 2017

Fire and Ice, published in The Fiction Pool, July 2017

Bristol Women Writers
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