The Winners 2010

  • Promises by Aisling Crowee

    She noticed the sudden chill in the air and the darkening of the skies as the sun disappeared behind the clouds. She had been standing there for ten minutes, trying to force her unwilling legs to move...

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  • Never Satisfied by John Condren

    You don’t get breath like Tom’s without sitting hunched over six half-pints of John Smiths and nursing a sizeable tumbler of Bells throughout the chilly twilights of long wintry Wiltshire evenings...

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  • Never Stop Dreaming by Charlotte Cundall

    The following is a factual passage based on a real life experience of the author. Something isn’t right. I just know it isn’t. It’s a bad one, very bad. I’ve fallen off more times than I can count. Never before have I not been able to get up...

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  • Better than Evens by Violet Macdonald

    "What would you say," said the child, "if I told you that I could predict the races?" Howard looked at him...

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  • A Turn-up for the Books by Tom Cantillon

    It was that unusual Irish event, a gloriously hot summer’s day and The Curragh was on. Everyone at my house was ridiculously excited about an afternoon of racing...

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  • Bog Off! by Lucy Eddis

    "OH BOG OFF!"- It’s an exclamation often heard from my parents’ mouths. It’s one version of the same message, almost always to someone unknown to them who remains happily oblivious...

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