Short Story Competition
A Short, but Chilling Hallowe’en
To mark the end of October’s spooky goings-on, the English Department invited pupils to participate in a short story competition with a difference: while, obviously, all stories had to be of spine-tingling horror, the pupils had to chill, fright or scare their readers in exactly 100 words. Over the half-term our inboxes were flooded with a deluge of blood, entrails and gore (not literally – luckily) as the pupils brought out the darker sides we rarely see in the run of a normal school day. With so many entries and with such horrific stories, it was very difficult to find a winner. But found them we have: first prize goes to Matthew Charatan for his short story ‘03:15’. Runners-up are Michael Davison for ‘The Basement’ and Vaniah Coleman for ‘The Nightmare’. Well done to all participants and especially to the winners.