Monday, 12 May 2014

Ten chosen for 25 May Stroud Short Stories Event

John Holland writes-

After much consideration, I have selected the following stories to be read by the authors -

(In alphabetic order of author's surname)

Peter Adams                 For the Darkness, a Light
Mary Brown                    Looking at the Wall
Meredith Debonnaire   Containment
Anna Gerrard                Debt to Society
Clare Hudman               How Pirates are made
Ruby Kester                  Singing the Pigs to Slaughter
Katherine Mitchell         Holding On
Simon Piney                  The Clever Wish
Robert Smith                 Doctor Grey's Curious Obsession
Rick Vick                       Seeing

Congratulations to the ten authors chosen. I am so looking forward to meeting them and hearing them read their stories on the night.

As co-organiser of Stroud Short Stories for the first time, I have loved every single second of reading the record-breaking fifty stories submitted. It has been a real pleasure and a true honour. I am really grateful to everyone who submitted a story.

The overall quality of the submissions has been very high. Based on the number of excellent stories I received, I could have comfortably organised two, or even three, reading events of ten stories each.

Stroud Short Stories will be held at SVA in John Street, Stroud at 8pm on 25 May. 

I have called the event “Doctor Grey’s Curious Obsession and Other Stories”.