A compilation of competition winners. Stories range in length, from 200 to 2000 words, tackling such diverse subjects as: the innocent bystander, an unwanted loaf of white bread and the white van man who gets very angry; the jungle trek holiday of a lifetime that turns into a cannibal nightmare; the inquisitive student who discovers that the void behind the small door halfway up his bedsit wall is the actual edge of the universe; a ‘meet the parents’ dinner date goes horribly wrong because of mustard.
When I initially presented a selection of stories to the editor at HardEgg, she rejected them. Rejection is a difficult pill to swallow and needless to say my confidence took a huge knock, but she hadn’t written me off, saying
“You can do Better.”
And so I did. 19x short stories Better than the first lot.