HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition

Winning Stories

It is always difficult to hone our short lists down to the final few, and as always personal taste comes into it. Which is another way of saying that all the authors listed below, in both Flash Fiction and Short Story sections, should be immensely proud.
And to everyone who has ever entered our competitions: we have been privileged, entertained and on occasion awed by your work.
May you keep on writing to the best of your ability, and beyond.



2021 WINNERS ARE


For Flash Fiction

1st PlaceRosaleen LynchNight Bathing
2nd PlaceCarolyn CarterHeartland
3rd PlaceAudrey NivenCharlie Up A Mountain
Highly CommendedBrian HollandShips On Their Tongues
Highly CommendedJ.P. RelphThe Girl Who Rides A Clydesdale Bareback Upon The Sand



To read these stories please click here


For Short Stories:

1st PlaceIan CritchleyUffington
2nd PlaceClaire GleesonGabrielís Party
3rd PlaceMaria BurkeThe Attraction Of Cacti
Highly CommendedCarrie SandersDrainage
Highly CommendedHazel TurnerTwelve Years To Grow



To read the three placed stories please click here
To read the Highly Commended stories please click here



Congratulations to all our winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered.
It has been an absolute pleasure to read your work.
Please, keep on writing.


For the Flash Short List 2021 please click here
For the Short Story Short List 2021 please click here

For the Flash Long List 2021 please click here
For the Short Story Long List 2021 please click here





WINNING STORIES From Previous Years