2014 Winners

Frome Festival Short Story Competition results 2014

Overall Winners

First               Kerry Hood                     The Disappearance of Sailor Street

Second           Joy Clews                        Auntie Mary

Third              Christine MacFarlane   The Butterfly Collection

Highly commended

Ethan Chapman                                       Home is where we are

John Langan                                             The House they never bought

Susmita Bhattacharya                              Good Golly Miss Molly

Sophie Sellars                                            Macramé for Beginners

Local Winners

1   Kerry Hood                                            The Disappearance of Sailor Street

2   Christine MacFarlane                          The Butterfly Collection


David Mathews                                          Water may be hot

Ethan Chapman                                        Home is where we are

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who took part!

The 2014 long list was as follows:

A Compassionate heart

A Cushion on the road

A Kiss by the garden gate

A New suit

A Promise

All sewn up

Always coming home

Another place

Auntie Mary

Bad hair day

Blue bahari

Bringing baby home

Broken thing

Brotherly love



Everything stops for tea

Face value

Fragments of me

Glass drunk dry

Golden Land

Good golly Miss Molly


Hear no evil, speak no evil

Home is where we are

Hula hoops were my downfall

I told him my name was Megan

In case of emergency

Indigo child


Lake isle

Letter to a wolf

Macramé for beginners

Mr war with Dr Seuss

Mt Granddad the plant


Pamela Vasquez’ eyes

Rabnatt and the lost art of conversation

Ship in a bottle

Sometime late century a statesman descends

Sometimes it all gets too much

Sweet dreams

The Amber necklace

The Boy and the light

The Butterfly collection

The Disappearance of Sailor Street

The Engine

The Firebird

The Good fight

The Hand of glory

The House they never bought

The Sweetcorn man

The Wrong turning

Water may be hot

Water’s edge

Who loves ya, baby?

Wild Flowers

You are still breathing

The 2014 winners will be posted following the prize-giving on 13th July


2013 Winning Entries

First Prize –  ‘You Slip So Easy’ by Ilana Winterstein from Chiswick.

Second prize – ‘The Two Brothers’ by Anna Lewis of  Leicester.

Third Prize – ‘Where Hummingbirds Fly’ by Liz Gwinnell from Trowbridge.

2013 Local winners:

1st prize – ‘Where Hummingbirds Fly’ by Liz Gwinnell of Trowbridge.

2nd Prize – ‘Dwindling’ by Rosalind Cooper of Bath.

3rd Prize – ‘The Mask Seller’ by Cath Weeks of  Bath.

4th Prize – ‘Soapstone, Serpentine’ by William Kelly of Radstock.

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