Winners and scenes from the 2018 Scottish Arts Trust Story Awards
COMMENDATIONS for their short stories were awarded to Mary Fitzpatrick for ‘Murdo’s Journey’ and Michael Callaghan for ‘The Poppy Season’.
COMMENDATIONS in the Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Awards were given to Debbie Taggio for her story ‘Same Skin, Different Body’ and Claire Fuller for her story ‘Daffodils with apples’.
More scenes from the 2018 Scottish arts club story awards night
Rosalka: The Silkie Woman and other stories, plays and poetry
Isobel Lodge’s collection of short stories, plays and poetry now on sale in print (£5) and Kindle (£2.50) editions. All proceeds support the Isobel Lodge Award, an annual £500 prize for the top short story by an unpublished writer born, living or studying in Scotland.
Isobel Lodge spins imaginative, timeless tales rooted in the the wilds of northern Scotland where she grew up... "She came from a seascape: Salt-kissed; surrounded by grey fragments of ancient rock; a forgotten place. The people were tough in that village, like the stalks of the heather on the hill. When you walk among the plants, they spring back at you, whipping your ankles. She woke to the hissing and howling of the wind and the forlorn cries of the sea-birds and she was rocked to sleep by the wind’s hum and thrum, the drone and fall and the slap, slap, slapping of the waves."
Marilyn Jeffcoat won the Flash Fiction Member’s Award for her story Madeline from Macclesfield. Here it is!