2019 Short Story Writing Competition

It is with tremendous pleasure that the winner for the 2019 Short Story Writing Competition can be announced.   Peter Hilton won the £25.00 prize for his uplifting story, “An Act of God”.

For the last three years Peter’s stories have made it to the final judging so we are all delighted, that this year, he has won it outright.  Peter’s stories are beautifully written and always show the goodness in people and their actions.  Despite this year’s theme of “The Seven Deadly Sins”, Peter managed to capture a story with a decent person at its heart.

The two runners up were John Gallagher with “One Man’s Meat” and Frances Nugent with “A Time Before Google”.  Congratulations to them as well.

Our judge this year was the local poet, Becky Cullen, an established friend of the group.  Our thanks go to her for the time she spent on the final judging and the insightful comments she made on all of the last six submitted to her.