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The Transformative Power of Stories

Shortlisted

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I had another story shortlisted for a competition, this time the Bridgend competition. Once again in the running but not quite good enough for the top three. Due to publication rights I’m no longer able to record the names of the stories that are shortlisted in competitions as I may wish to use them else where.

Completed new 2000 word story, It’s a Thin Line.

Also working on the first chapter of my novel – A Heaven of Hell

 

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Same stories…

51BpdhOGC9L__SS135_… different cover. The Bedford prize has a new cover for its 2017 anthology which includes my own story Good Girl

The Trilogy

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For the third year running one of my stories has been shortlisted for the Bedford prize. In 2017 it was  Good Girl.  An anthology of the other shortlisted stories and competition winners is now available on Amazon as a download or in paperback.

What does a guy….

Site 1 ….have to do around this town? The town in question being Bedford.  For the third year running I’ve been shortlisted for their  short story competition  but not made it through to the top three. Presumably my story, Good Girl, like my previous entries will once again appear in the anthology which of course is nice, but just once, once…Still well done the winners, no really, I mean it – I do.

Twice is nice

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Two of my stories are now in print in the 2016 Bedford Anthology; It’s Hard Being Clarke Kent and Lifeline. Available on Amazon at £7.50 it might be a little pricey for some even if the money does go to charity. Its only just come out, so if you wait there’s sure to be a price drop.

 

Published and be damned

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I wrote Where the White Poppies Grow ages ago. It is now available in the Bedford 2015 Anthology on Kindle and in paperback. I think the money goes to  charity.

The New Cool

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My story, of 3000 words, The New Cool has been shortlisted for Writers’ Forum. If it doesn’t make the final three then it might be a consideration for an American magazine which prints stories of a similar nature.

Blue

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My story Blue made it through to the final stages of this year’s Yeovil competition but unfortunately not the final three.  I wrote it back in 2015 and it has been reworked since then, (more than once) but clearly it could stand a little more attention.

And the winner is…

 

depression…Not me apparently.  The 2016  Bedford Short Story competition results are just in and although I had two stories shortlisted neither one managed to make the final cut. Something of a consolation  is that both my stories should appear in the 2016 Anthology which will  be available to  download from Amazon later in the year. Congratulations to the winners…maybe next time

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