The Apocalypse Alphabet and Other Stories - Sunday 20 November 2016 at the SVA in Stroud
Massive thanks to the unbelievably busy Debbie Young for sharing judging duties.
Observations on the short stories submitted
SSS regulars know my penchant for amusing, witty or ironic stories and happily three made it to the final ten.
Many short story authors are now writing the even shorter form - flash fiction. The SSS lower limit for submissions is 500 words. We have had a few submitted at that length before, but this time many more. Supporting the case for this form, four of our chosen ten stories weigh in at less than 1,000 words including one at 520 words. Perhaps brevity really is "the soul of wit" (WS). I'll shut up then.
Organiser, Stroud Short Stories