And the winner is…

It is finally time to reveal the winner of our 2017 short story competition!

The challenge was simply to write a short story with a maximum of 1000 words on any theme and in any genre.

We had some wonderful, inspiring entries; a short list was created and sent to the judges, authors Sue Welfare and Jon Lawrence.

They had to admit they found it very difficult to choose as the standard was so high but, after deliberation, the winner was announced as…

‘Real French Lavender’ by Jon Clynch.

The judges thought Jon’s story was ‘atmospheric and poignant…this story manages to convey a great deal in relatively few words…The dialogue is a skilfully handled and gives a real sense of the character’

We won’t say any more as we wouldn’t want to spoil your enjoyment of it – you’ll be able to read the story in full when it is published in The Fens magazine in November.

Many congratulations to Jon!!