Tag Archives: Short Stories

Cheating on the Novel: A Love Affair with Short Literature

I was never a reader of short works. I always preferred something chunky or, failing that, a series, the more pages the better. I suppose it’s because I don’t handle loss well; I fall in love with characters too easily … Continue reading

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Scrawl Short Story Winner – Micah Timona Ferris

We’re pleased to announce, with the gratefully received help of and the winner of vicbooks Scrawl Short Story competition. Micah Timona Ferris with her story, Apples. There was a great mix of stories submitted this year, leading to an enticing … Continue reading

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Apples – by Micah Timona Ferris

The day she was due to arrive from the other end of the world, mum went grocery shopping. It was autumn and the leaves were nearly all brown, their little bodies curling inwards. That’s what happens when you die, you … Continue reading

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Writing Tips for Short Stories – Scrawl

As short story entries for this years Scrawl Writing Competition wash in on the electronic tides, we thought we’d browse the interweb for tips and pointers on writing methods and pass them on in a digested manner. There’s the practical … Continue reading

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Scrawl Writing Competition 2011

Scrawl is back in its second incarnation – widened in scope, more confident in demeanor and with its general hubbub all sleek and streamlined. We received hundreds of entries last year, far more than we (or our judges) expected, which … Continue reading

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Scrawl Short Story Winner – Francesca Brooks

We’re pleased to announce, with the gratefully received help of and the winner of vicbooks Scrawl Short Story competition. Francesca Brooks with her story, Over the Weather and Under the Moon. We received many entries for the short story competition, full of … Continue reading

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‘Over the Weather and Under the Moon’ by Francesca Brooks

Over the Weather and Under the Moon On the fifty-second day of her heart-stopping crush on a girl called Elizabeth, Nora woke up and begged the universe for a spontaneous medical condition that wouldn’t quite kill her, but would give … Continue reading

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