Voting Pulled – Note from Tomek Dzido

2013 STORGY Short Story Competition Note from STORGY founder, Tomek Dzido * Dear All, Unfortunately, it has come to my attention that voting was manipulated and consequent irregularities are evident in the data and statistics I have analysed upon closure of the deadline. Now, quite clearly, I am extremely disappointed in this. I had hoped

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STORGY MONTHLY MASTER – DEBRA DEAN

STORGY MONTHLY MASTER featuring  DEBRA DEAN DEBRA DEAN’s bestselling debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It has been published in twenty languages. Her collection of short stories, Confessions of a Falling Woman, won

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Voting now open!

2013 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION SHORTLIST So the full shortlist has been published and voting can now commence to identify the winner of the 2013 STORGY Short Story Competition. Please remember to read all entries before casting your vote and we hope you have enjoyed the work of all the wonderful writers who made the

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2013 STORGY SSC SHORTLIST – DAY 11 – FENCES BY SAMUEL UGLOW

  2013 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION SHORTLIST DAY 11 * FENCES by Samuel Uglow * The Property Line In our part of the country, the fences are covered with large, rusted barbs and stretch for miles. They extend like veins across the whole of North Texas. This is partly the product of a leftover law

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2013 STORGY SSC SHORTLIST – DAY 10 – HER DEPENDENCY BY OLIVIA MULLIGAN

2013 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION SHORTLIST DAY 10 * HER DEPENDENCY by Olivia Mulligan The curtains are closed and so are her eyes. A dainty, but not beautiful girl lies on the sheets with the duvet covering her from her toes to her chin. After several nights the bed sheets still seemed well ironed. There

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2013 STORGY SSC SHORTLIST – DAY 9 – STORY BY ALICE MASON

2013 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION SHORTLIST DAY 9 * STORY by Alice Mason The official definition in the dictionary for ‘story’ is: An account or recital of an event or a series of events, either true or fictitious, as: a.     An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events b.   

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2013 STORGY SSC SHORTLIST – DAY 8 – CHINESE ALGEBRA BY C. T. KINGSTON

2013 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION SHORTLIST DAY 8 * CHINESE ALGEBRA by C. T. Kingston My name is Dionysus and I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been sober … um … like three weeks and three days now? I think that’s the score … To be honest I can’t remember much of last night. I’m kidding! Jesus,

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2013 STORGY SSC SHORTLIST – DAY 7 – INTOXICATION & DECADENCE BY ANGEL V JOYRAM

2013 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION SHORTLIST DAY 7 * INTOXICATION & DECADENCE by Angel V Joyram Midway through my second whisky the door knocks. I ignore it, someone has the wrong compartment. Anyone choosing my company is crazy and the solitude of this small place I call home suits me fine.   Two years after

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2013 STORGY SSC SHORTLIST – DAY 6 – BROKEN ENGLISH BY E. P. HENDERSON

2013 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION SHORTLIST DAY 6 * BROKEN ENGLISH by E. P. Henderson “I am going to have an affair.” Helen speaks the words into the mirror, softly, so that Brian doesn’t hear. The mirror seems to approve. It pouts on the word “going”. She likes that. She tries the French, to see

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2013 STORGY SSC SHORTLIST – DAY 5 – HOW ROUGH THE WAVES MAY BE BY JORDAN HALLAM

2013 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION SHORTLIST DAY 5 * HOW ROUGH THE WAVES MAY BE by Jordan Hallam Sarah buttoned her coat on the way down to the beach and got Marin to do the same. She held her cigarette between her lips when she pulled her coat close around her, then took the knapsack

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