Thanks to all who took part in August’s ‘Share Your Short Story’ competition.  From all the lovely stories submitted this month I picked a winner who took some known facts and turned them into an entertaining short story.  So … congratulations to Toritto, who submitted ‘The Actor‘:


Toritto, you can now use this laurel below, and if you agree then I’ll add your story to the anthology I am compiling:

Short Story Winner Aug 19

For the runner-up this month, I have picked ‘A Good Day’ by Darlene Foster. It has a rather unexpected ending!


Congratulations to Darlene, who can now use the laurel below:

Short Story Runner up Aug 19

Below are links to all stories submitted for August.  Thanks again to everybody who took part.  The next competition will be in October:

Felicia Denise – Soar: https://feliciadenise.com/2018/06/23/52weeks52stories-soar/

Phil Huston – Rather See Than Be One: https://philh52.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/rather-see-than-be-one/

Robbie Cheadle – The Automated Worm: https://robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/short-story-competition-august-the-automated-worm

W H Reeves – Valley of Demons: https://deuslux.home.blog/2019/08/09/valley-of-demons/

Travels with Tio – Almost Heaven: https://travelswithtio.com/almost-heaven/

Merchant Writes Again – I Found Home on an Unfamiliar Street:  https://merchantwritesagain.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/i-found-home-on-an-unfamiliar-street/

Cybeleshine – Summer’s End (And the Stolen Child): https://cybeleshine.blog/2019/08/24/summers-end-and-the-stolen-child/

Abbie Johnson Taylor – Leaving: