HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition


Thank you to everyone who took part in our 2016 competitions.
We had a lot of very unusual stories this year, both flash and shorts, but that is exactly how we like it. It constantly amazes us how much talent and imagination there is out there, and our winning stories and runners up certainly reflect that.
We hope you enjoy reading them too.

Our SHORT STORY FIRST PRIZE this year goes to:

Sharon Boyle for Carnival Carnivore

Second Prize goes to: Lindsay Fisher for We Don't

Third Prize goes to: Chris Leslie for Swimming Against the River

Highly Commended:

A Bullet at Dusk by Jacqueline Bain
A Hundred And One Ways To Cook Beef by Douglas Bruton
Frozen by Philip McCumskey
Grow Your Gorilla by Giselle Leeb
House of Flowers by Josie Turner


The Long Field by Lucy MacRae

Highly Commended:

Casualty by Derek Taylor
Gooseyfoot by Sheila Blackburn
Smoke Signals by Karen Jones
The Ride Home by Sally Jubb
Walt's Letter by Rose Taylor