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 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.


First PlaceKathryn BurkeSoul Music
Second PlaceDiane SimmonsProcessing
Third PlaceRob McInroyPeewit
Highly CommendedKaren JonesThe Girl She Never Was

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Joint First PlaceLaurane MarchiveExpectationsClick here to read
Joint First PlaceJohn WhitehouseUnuccustomed As I AmClick here to read
Joint Third PlaceFiona ThackerayGuava SeasonClick here to read
Joint Third PlaceJames ArnoldNot the Four Aces in Your HeadClick here to read
Highly CommendedMike CorbettA Conversation on the Nature of ThingsClick here to read
Highly CommendedCharlotte ChadwickBefore This MoonClick here to read
Highly CommendedRob McInroySequelaClick here to read

Click here to view Short Lists for 2018
Click here to view Long Lists for 2018

WINNING STORIES From Previous Years