H.E.Bates Short Story Competition

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2016 Competition

A big thank you to all those who entered the competition.

At the Prize Giving  Evening on Thursday February 2nd,

the results were announced as follows:


 1st  All The Sands That Touch The Sea by Pat Aitcheson.

2nd  Dust To Dust by Barbara Featherstone

3rd  Mariska and the Bear by D.R.D.Bruton


The other stories on the shortlist were:

Still Roaring by Wendy Stedman

Isabel's Dairy by Denise Legge

Wanting To Be John Wayne by Paul R.T,Barnett

Lexi In A Blue Dress by D.R.D.Bruton

Love In Idleness by Sarah Evans

The Last Firework by Philippa Holloway

Blind Eyes Could Blaze by Michael Callaghan