Short story winners revealed
ROYSTON S most talented short story writers have been revealed. To celebrate its 30th birthday, the Royston Writers circle held a very short story competition, which saw entrants asked to write a complete story which fitted on the back of a standard postc
ROYSTON'S most talented short story writers have been revealed.
To celebrate its 30th birthday, the Royston Writers circle held a very short story competition, which saw entrants asked to write a complete story which fitted on the back of a standard postcard.
Entries were submitted during the Royston Arts Festival, and chairman of the writers circle, Julie Dore, praised the "amazing" standard of entries.
Mrs Dore said: "The entries were amazing, with lots of imagination and clever story telling. It was interesting that the children's entries were very varied and many had fantasy element whereas the adults were manly concerned with death, murder or romance.
"It was great that some schools really supported and encouraged pupils to have a go, especially Greneway School who put a room aside with postcards for their students."
Entries were split into three categories - under-11s, 12 - 18s and over 18s.
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Local novelist Sarah Harrison judged the contest, and selected Jessica Davies' story, The Best Week Since Mum Left, as the best work in the under-11s category. The 12-18s winner was Abigail Morris with her story The Lair, while the over-18s category saw Shirley Clark win with The Last Post.
Mrs Dore added: "Writing is a great way to expand your imagination and is a lot of fun. There's obviously quite a literary talent in Royston and we enjoyed reading the entries as much as the entrants enjoyed writing them."
To see the winning entries in full, log on to www.roystoncrow24.co.uk