2021 competition results
ADJUDICATED BY D.M.THOMAS
SHORT STORY CATEGORY
WINNER: DR RICK SINISTRE (aka DR PATRICK LODGE)
COMMENT BY D. M. THOMAS: ‘A highly original and beautifully constructed dark comedy’
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Eleanor Porter; Elisabeth Rowe.
SHORTLISTED: Susi Clare;
LONGLISTED: A House, a History - A Lisbon Story - Always Ibrahim -Broken Blood – Dens – Disenchantment -
Lay Me Down To Sleep - Mrs Smith and a Boy Named Teddy - The Lodge Gates - St Lucy’s Day -Tell Mommy I Miss Her - Soul Jars -Terrestrial Realms - The Jade Pin - The Third Man -The Three Stalkers - Witch Child -Wren
WINNER: MARY GILONNE
COMMENT BY D.M.THOMAS: ‘Multi-layered and richly textured, this poem paints like an Impressionist painting: dusk falling on a veranda and lawn and a couple locked in their separate worlds. It stays in the mind.’
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Barbara Hickson; Gillie Robic (2 poems); Mary Gilonne; Oz Hardwick
SHORTLISTED: Mandy Pannett; Oz Hardwick
Bridge – Fields in England – Gottle of Geer – Her Childhood as a Bat – How long does it take to run up the stairs? – I took my seat in a third-class carriage – Latchkey Kid – Maria in porcelain – Missed Revenant – The Boots of Bodmin Moor – The Inbetweener – The Old Lady at the Window – The Pub Cat
N.B. Selected stories and poems will be printed in an anthology ‘HAUNTED’. While we will be contacting authors for permission, If you would prefer not to have your story or poem published, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject of email: ‘Haunted anthology - decline’.