Bridgend Writers’ Circle

Picture:  Stephen Morgan  

 Bridgend artist and stroke survivor

Short Story Open Competition 2016 Winners Page

First Prize

Edna and Goliath

by Dianne Bown-Wilson

Second Prize

Leaving Sullivan Street

by Mandy Huggins

Third Prize

Shadows and Scars

by Michelle Pilkinton


A Mixed Ensemble

by Vannessa Horn

Competition Feedback



I really enjoyed judging the final six stories in the competition. I chose my top three, because those stories best reflected the theme ‘Our Street’. I found it particularly difficult to choose between the top two stories. Did I go with brilliant characterisation and compelling story-telling or did I go for the story with lots of layers and stunning use of language? I opted for the former. It also had a particularly good twist and message. All six stories on the shortlist managed to recreate a wonderful sense of community spirit and gave this reader food for thought. Well done, everyone!

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Our Street’ Sponsors:
Nolton Street: Bridgend:  Seren Publishers, Ella Riley Sweet Shop, Nolton Art Gallery,  Deli-licious,
Cloud9 Cocktail Bar & Lounge, Pink Butterfly Brides, The Hair Gallery,   Bridgend Antiques
Dunraven Place, Bridgend:  Bridgend Music Store
Market Road, Cardiff: Chapter Art Centre