The Winners 2008

  • Memento Mori by Georgie Hibberd

    The modest, dark-clad crowd stand quietly beneath the ancient oak tree. A tree which, over the course of centuries, has gathered all the boughs of wisdom such a place has to offer...

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  • Reining In A Sapling by Marie-Claire Jones

    Peering out from underneath the too-big hat, Tom tethered his imaginary steed. He eyed the sun nervously before making a split-second dash towards the garage, whipping around at the last second so he could feel the cold stone wall through his T-shirt...

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  • The Birth of a Passion by James Moloney-Quinn

    Upon crossing the threshold of the stable yard, the wiry young chap’s senses explode with the force of an atom bomb. His nose pricks at the near overwhelming fusion of sickly sweet manure, fresh haylage and dusty shavings along with that honeyed, somewhat minty aroma of feed as breakfast is served to 30 guests of honour...

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  • Day at the Races by Nellie English

    Horseracing is a something that many people enjoy; a happy social gathering where families, single men and women, even pets, gather to enjoy good food and drink over a long and pleasant afternoon. Oh and some horses run around a track at some point, too...

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  • Fly without Wings by Chloe Pitts

    The horses stand poised in the padded metal starting gates, tense in their utter awareness and anticipation of what is yet to come, their hooves shifting restlessly upon the ground, their bright eyes fixed upon the course ahead...

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  • Jenny's Request by Stephanie Posner

    Les Chapeaux was a very well respected hat shop and everyone in the area knew that it was the best place to find a hat if you had somewhere to go...

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