Short Story Competition 2018 – First Place: Through but Behind Hedges, by Dorus Asselbergs

They fell in love in the vineyard, In between empty barrels and hanging sweets. I should have acted, But I can just remember. – Comfortably leaning back, he sat in a white plastic chair, with his feet resting in front of him on an equally white and plastic table, off which the sunlight glitteringly reflected. … More Short Story Competition 2018 – First Place: Through but Behind Hedges, by Dorus Asselbergs

Short Story Competition 2018 – Second Place: Her, By Tom van Veenendaal

It came as no surprise to me when I heard Daniel Price had died. We all knew it was coming. All who were close to him had been witness to a long-standing love affair of his that was gradually dragging him into the grave. When he was alive, I wished him better, but now that … More Short Story Competition 2018 – Second Place: Her, By Tom van Veenendaal

Short Story Competition 2018 – Third Place: The Unlikely Bird, by Chaakir Benzina

Have you heard of the unlikely bird? They say he was everywhere. Everywhere, yet always nowhere. Nowhere, yet always somewhere. They say his wings were as resilient as his company. Effortless, yet never careless. They say he was unlikely, and a rare breed. Untroubled and unlimited. Sometimes unwelcomed. There was a time when he flew … More Short Story Competition 2018 – Third Place: The Unlikely Bird, by Chaakir Benzina