What an excellent selection of writers. I’ve just received this photo showing the winners of the short story competition, the organiser – a farmer and writer – and me. This is the third year that I have judged the entries and not only has every year produced entirely different themes, structures and surprises but every awards evening has had its own particular flavour. This year we had hecklers – very enjoyable – and rather too much horror. Honiton and District Writers Group have extended the competition to include older children, hence the darker nature of the tales. The 2011 winning stories are to be assembled in a book. I can’t wait to see it.