Our judges have deliberated, and we have pleasure in announcing the shortlist:
A Clean Break – Christine Griffin, Gloucestershire, UK
A Gift from the Sea – Mike Watson, Co. Durham, UK
And the Question is… – Jill Morza, Essex, UK
Laptops and Coffin Lids – Sara Kellow, Kent, UK
Not Waving – Ellen Evers, Cheshire, UK
Paper Girl – Beth Hurst, Greater Manchester, UK
Reciprocation – Lincoln McCarter-Nyberg, New York, USA
Sister Act – Frances Colville, Dorset, UK
Stick – J. Cammish McKeen, Buckinghamshire, UK
The child they did not know – Jane Borges, London, UK
The New You – Grayling Stone, Berlin, Germany
28 steps – Felicity Cousins, East Sussex, UK
Our three winners will be announced in July.
Thank you, writers everywhere, for entering.