MiNDFOOD Short Story Competition Finalists 2021

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Toned image of an elderly, senior woman holding old vintage photographs of herself and of other places in her hands, showing her sentimental memories, past, and places travelled.  Only her hands are shown in the image
Toned image of an elderly, senior woman holding old vintage photographs of herself and of other places in her hands, showing her sentimental memories, past, and places travelled. Only her hands are shown in the image
Each month, MiNDFOOD invites our readers to enter our short story competition and have their original stories published in MiNDFOOD. Here are the finalists for 2021 so far.
    1. Short Story: The Test by Louise A Sargison

      Amid crippling confidence issues resulting from a long and abusive marriage, a woman tries desperately to complete a test that she has already failed numerous times — a test that she hopes will deliver her the independence that has been forcibly denied her for more than 30 years.

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    2. Short Story: The End Is But The Beginning by Helen Gaudin

      For Harold, one journey is ending, but another is beginning as a voice guides him on a passage back over a lifetime of experiences, from the sensual grace of nature to the anguish of miscarriage and the all-encompassing sensation of love that only a new child can bring.

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    3. Short Story: A Slow Jog Day by Wendy Taylor

      As lovers, spouses and parents, Gilly and Gerald spent 40 years together. But when Gerald unexpectedly died, Gilly found she had not known her husband quite as well as she’d thought.

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    4. Short Story: Queen of Spades by Lola Gudsell

      Since her mother’s death due to a wartime bombing and her father’s subsequent withdrawal, Barb looked up to her principled, kind, older sister, Anne. Every night when Anne sneaked out to meet her pilot boyfriend, Barb would wait up for her to come home, but one night she didn’t return.

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If you would like to enter our short story competition, please send your story – along with your name, address and telephone number – to [email protected]. Entries need to be 2000 words in length and previously unpublished. For terms and conditions, click here.

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