2013 Doris Gooderson – Winners and Shortlist

With over two-hundred entries received, the Wrekin Writers are proud to announce that the winners of the 2013 Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition are as follows:

First place: Breakfast in Bed by Barbara Leahy from Cork, Ireland

Second place: The Sandwriter by John Samson from Rickmansworth, Herts

Third place: I Am Annie by Julia Bohanna from Caversham, Berks


 Congratulations to the winners and well done to the shortlisted writers below who camevery close to winning. Please accept our thanks to everyone who entered this year. All the profits from the competition this year (entry fees less prize money plus donations) are being given to the Severn Hospice (512394). We are delighted that with your help we have managed to donate over £400 to this worthwhile charity. We hope you enjoyed writing and entering the stories as much as we have enjoyed reading and judging them.


The Short list for the Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition 2013

(In no particular order)

 Catch Numbers by Neal Mason from Albania

 Homecoming by Tina Williams from Bargoed, Caerphilly

 Tell No One by Tess Kimber from Pulborough, W Sussex

 Shackles of Gold by Leah Osbourne from Leicester

 The Pretender by Sue Healy from Norwich

 Watermelon by Helen Parker from Edinburgh

 Beyond Price by Jacqui Cooper from Bradford, W Yorks

 Secret Windings by Sue Hoffmann from Higher Bebington, Wirral

 Waterworld by Sue Hoffmann from Higher Bebington, Wirral

 A Time to Dream by Mike Watson from Darlington, Co Durham

 A Step Too Far by David Wass from Christchurch, Dorset

 The Parish Priest by Gill Garrett from Cheltenham, Glos

 Garden of Memories by Jacqueline Taylor from Cleveleys, Lancs

 Lay the Ghosts by Hilary Austin from Birchanger, Herts