The Winners 2011

  • A Closed Book by Cathal Dennehy

    It was noteworthy only for its complete insignificance. Mick’s eyes lazily followed the bumper, but his mind wandered distantly...

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  • The Deed by Hannah Caddick

    Emily, when I think of you, I think of fairground rides, flat caps and coconut shies. Behind my closed eyes it is a wonderful day in a sepia June. People come, freed from work, with shillings, and perhaps some luck, crammed into their pockets...

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  • Jockey Bread by Megan Woodward

    They had almost escaped. The hands of the clock inched towards eleven; the coal was just crumbling to ash in the grate; the television set fizzed as they watched the news through a blizzard...

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  • Shergar by Caitlan Hill

    No one believes me and to be honest, I’m not surprised. There are so many conspiracies about him flying around that no one ever really knows the truth...

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  • Out of Nowhere by Abbie Taylor

    It was a desolate place. Overgrown with weeds, remnants of dirt blackened grass looking as tired and defeated as my dad after a ten hour shift at the mill...

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