We are delighted to be able to give below our shortlist of summer stories, given in alphabetical order. Our winner, and runner-up, will be announced on December 1st.
Alaskan Salmon Fishing, Judi Johnson
Black Dog, Alwyn Bathan
The Chocolate Summer, Barbara Leahy
Destination: Summer Lane, R Herring
Day of the Flying Ants, Melanie Ross
Indefinite Delay, Norman Coburn
Synchronicity, Roz Balp
Summer Cycle, David Smith
Take Wing, K E Olukoya
Under Canvas, Imogen Fairweather
This has been a challenging exercise. Some stories were absolutely loved by one or two of us, but didn’t chime with everyone. Others had promise, but could have done with one final edit. Saddest of all, one or two good stories had to be eliminated because they went over our stipulated word count. So, if your story isn’t on our list, don’t be despondent. Enter it into another competition. These things are notoriously subjective.
Our winner and runner-up will be announced here on the 1st December. Well done those that are on the shortlist, and thank you to everyone who took part. By doing so, we will be able to send a worthwhile donation to a charity providing much-needed support to people in need. We hope you also enjoyed creating a new story.
(Picture credit: Tom Hart @ Flickr)