HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition

Short Lists 2018

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's competition. It has been a great pleasure to read your work, and we hope you will all continue with your writing.


Please note: all judging is carried out anonymously, so a particular well done to those who have managed to smuggle two titles onto the short lists!


SHORT LIST FOR FLASH FICTION 2018

Jupiter JonesAt the Trig Point
Hazel TurnerI Hate Windows
Tony OswickIn the Land of Peculiar Proverbs
Jenny RyanLove Among the Ruins
Jocelyn BarkerOne day in `67
Rob McInroyPeewit
Diane SimmonsProcessing
Amanda HugginsScratched Enamel Heart
Kathryn BurkeSoul Music
Karen JonesThe Girl She Never Was
Karen JonesThins Only The Birds Can Know


SHORT LIST FOR SHORT STORIES 2018

Mike CorbettA Conversation on the Nature of Things
John WhitehouseA Tettenhall Dick
Charlotte ChadwickBefore this Moon
Laurane MarchiveExpectations
Fiona ThackeryGuava Season
Richard HootonMr Flint and the Fire
James ArnoldNot the Four Aces in you Head
Rob McInroySequela
Mary BonnerThe Leaves on the Rowan
John WhitehouseUnaccustomed as I am