Segora vignette competition 2018

THE WINNER

The winner of the 2018 Short Story competition chosen by John Sherwin
Our thanks to John and to all who entered.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER
 

FIRST

Out of the Ordinary:  Sue Kindon, Seix, France
Sue Kindon lives and writes in The Pyrenees, where she challenges her French by attending the local
Atelier de Slam (Slam Workshop). She graduated from Hull University in English and French, and started writing by accident many years later when she lived in Cumbria. She has much for which to thank Brewery Poets, Kendal. Her first pamphlet, She who pays the piper, is available from Three Drops Press.

 

 

Click on the title to read the vignette winner (copyright will remain with the author).

First prize: £100 or equivalent Ä

John Sherwin comments:

This vignette is a thrilling account of a brick wall. It has everything a vignette should have: sharp appreciation of a moment in time; precise use of language; unobtrusive alliteration; a quiet but insistent narrative flow; moments of reflection with an undercurrent of action. Having read it many times, I donít have to go to the wall in question;
I am there.

 

The short list of potential winning entries was:
Folktale:  Wendy Chard, Westbury, Wiltshire Out of the Ordinary:  Sue Kindon, Seix, France Last, Best Hope in a shade of orange: 
Taria Karillion, Chester

The long list of potential winning entries was:

A Night in the Hostel Dorm:  Rosie Carnall, Sheffield

Folktale:  Wendy Chard, Westbury, Wiltshire

Snapshot:  Molly Gartland, Teddington, Middlesex

Out of the Ordinary:  Sue Kindon, Seix, France

At Loughborough Junction:  Christopher North, Relleu, Spain

Last, Best Hope in a shade of orange: 
Taria Karillion, Chester