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Competition winner

Nostalgia short story competition: Winner

Loretta Smith loves writing stories and the excitement of wondering where her characters might lead her. Entering this competition was a great motivator. A retired adult education manager, she is an active member of two book groups and a local writing circle in Essex.

“Why do I have uncles without any aunts?”

I asked my grandmother one December afternoon while I was making Uncle Bob’s Christmas card.

Granny Butcher cleared her throat and folded her arms and when her chin jutted forward I knew that whatever she was about to say would be a revelation.

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