2012 Doris Gooderson – Winners and Shortlist

First place: Mr Jakende’s Book by Tony Oswick of Clacton-on-Sea

Second place: Inaction by Thomas Hancocks of Durham
Third place: Death and Shadows by Ian Bowrey, Australia

The Short list for the Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition 2012

(In no particular order)

Mixed Messages by Jo Derrick of Rugby

Cheap Wine by Laura Smith of Hull

Room No 4 at the Spectrum by James Lea, USA

My Cousin Mary by Gillian Brown, France

The Memory Boat by Helen Holmes of Morpeth

Addict by Heather Price of Hatfield

The Voyage by Marie Gethins, Ireland

My Own Special Little Ghost by Sheila Corbishley of Newcastle upon Tyne

Waves and Water by Joanne Fox of Solihull

The Devil’s Handiwork by Chris Owen of Telford

The Searcher by Susan White of Fareham

Daffodils by Matthew La’Brooy, Australia
Congratulations to the winners and well done to the shortlisted writers who came so close to winning. Please accept our thanks to everyone who entered this year. We hope you enjoyed writing and entering the stories as much as we have enjoyed reading and judging them.
Unfortunately one of the excellent winning stories last year had to be disqualified for entering another competition at the same time. Please read the rules carefully before entering.