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Short story

NIGHT OF THE CRYING WOMEN

Brontëthemed short story competition

Winner

Lynn Love is based in Bristol, Somerset and came to writing after a Tudor sixpence sparked a book idea that wouldn’t leave her in peace until it was a file on her hard drive. In 2015, the resulting YA novel — Shadowmaker — was shortlisted in WM’s James McCreet Manuscript Review competition. After further editing, Lynn is now seeking representation for the book. This is her first WM competition win.

‘Got the look of an old lag about her,’ said Grandad, fingertip tapping the rain speckled pane.

‘Like you’d know,’ said Mum. ‘Come on, you’ve sagged again.’ She slipped her arms under his, yanking him up in his chair, plumping his jumper like she was arranging a cushion.

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