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Subscriber-only short story winner

August Bank Holiday

Mid-story sentence competition


Bob Donaldson retired to deepest Shropshire a few years ago after a lifetime in research and development. He joined the Bishop’s Castle Writing Group and found that writing stories was not that different from writing technical strategies. This was his first competition entry, so he now looks forward to entering many more.

Jack was waiting at the roadside, rain streaming off his anorak, his thumb extended to the passing traffic. The road was busy but nothing had shown any sign of stopping except for one driver who slowed, peered at him and then accelerated away. Jack considered his appearance: his tatty backpack parked on the verge, his four day’s growth of stubble and his muddy trousers. No, he thought, I wouldn’t pick me up either. He wished he’d left the festival earlier when he’d been offered a lift, but he’d wanted to see the last set.

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