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.



2020 WINNERS ARE


For Flash Fiction

1st PlaceCarrie-Jade WilliamsShining Armour
2nd PlaceAudrey NivenHey, Mr Barclay - Look At Me Now
3rd PlaceKathy HoyleTorn-out Wishes
Highly CommendedEmily BromfieldBean



To read these stories please click here


For Short Stories:

1st PlaceGraham LeitchFridge Magnets
2nd PlaceMark ReeceThe Epicentre
3rd PlaceAndrew SutherlandReginald and the Ponygirl
Highly CommendedMyfanwy CraigieWomen Leaving
Highly CommendedSherry MorrisThe Pavement Gardener



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 2020 please click here
For the Short Story Short List 2020 please click here

For the Flash Long List 2020 please click here
For the Short Story Long List 2020 please click here







WINNING STORIES From Previous Years