Our short story competition with Retreat West received quite the response - perhaps it was something to do with the brilliant prize of a free place on one of their writing retreats?
We received hundreds of entries, however a shortlist had to be settled on. After a whole lot of reading and whittling down, here they are!
Amazing Grace by Liv Sandwell
Courage by Linda Jorgenson
Educated Virgins by EK Haralambous
Of Cabbages and Wreckers by Louise Taylor
Paradise Lost by Michael Gordon Smith
Resume by Alexis Wolfe
Returning to Rester Lake by Anne Marie Dade
The Commute by Sarah Anne Juckes
The Song of the Rolling Sea by Phillip Stuckey
Watching It Go by Mark Mayes
The winner and two runners-up will be announced here by October 18th, with judge Jane Elmor due to provide feedback on each of the chosen entries.
The W&A Team