STORGY Short Story Competition Shortlist

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We are pleased to announce the shortlisted finalists of the STORGY Short Story Competition whose short stories will be presented to Mr Paul McVeigh



Jessica Bonder 
‘Not Today’

Gina Challen
‘The Broom Maker’

Krishan Coupland
‘Three Second Memory’

Alistair Daniel
‘The Descent’

Sarah Evans
‘Password Ryan’

Tom Vowler
‘Romi and Romina’

Kat Williams
‘No Better Helper’


Mark Dixon
‘Inside the Machine’

Sarah Hahn
‘My Co-pilot Jessica Tandy’

Benjamin Johncock
‘By the third time Gramps showed up he’d  been dead a month and it didn’t seem like such a big deal.’

Arkadiusz Kwapiszewski
‘Frankly Reconstructed’

Tamsin Macdonald
‘B Below Middle C’

Paul Alexander 
‘The Greenwave’

Eva Rivers

Congratulations to everyone who made the Longlist for the STORGY Short Story Competition.

Paul McVeigh


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The Good Son

The Good Son

the good son

Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn’t a good thing in his part of town. Despite having a dog called Killer and being in love with the girl next door, everyone calls him ‘gay’. It doesn’t help that his best friend is his little sister, Wee Maggie, and that everyone knows he loves his Ma more than anything in the world. He doesn’t think much of his older brother Paddy and really doesn’t like his Da. He dreams of going to America, taking Wee Maggie and Ma with him, to get them away from Belfast and Da. Mickey realises it’s all down to him. He has to protect Ma from herself. And sometimes… you have to be a bad boy to be a good son.

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The Good Son

The 2014 STORGY Short Story Competition Anthology


The 2014 STORGY Short Story Competition Anthology celebrates the continued resurgence of the short story genre and showcases some of the most talented up-and-coming authors from across the world. This outstanding collection features all fourteen finalists and competitions winners, as judged by critically-acclaimed author David James Poissant. These wonderfully diverse short stories will move, amuse, unsettle, and entertain, combining to create the most eclectic collection available online.

Stories by competition winner Rowena Macdonald; runners-up Karina Evans and Juliet Hill; and finalists: H C Child, Curtis Dickerson, Aleksei Drakos, Lucy Durneen, Sarah Evans, Rab Ferguson, Dyane Forde, Thomas Stewart, Scott Palmer, Chris Arp, and Jacqueline Horrix. This edition also contains author forewords, interviews, and exclusive artwork by STORGY illustrator Harlot Von Charlotte.

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