Short Story Highly Commended.

Dying Matters creative writing competition

While There’s Still Time: Writing about putting things right

Winners and highly commended authors announced

We are delighted to announce the results of our writing competition While There’s Still Time: writing about putting things right.

In all, the competition received over 500 entries on a wide range of themes. Roger Kirkpatrick, who led the panel of judges, said: “The members of the panel were very moved by the winning and highly commended pieces, and delighted at the overall high standard of entries received.”

The winning and highly commended entries will be published on the Dying Matters website over the coming weeks. You can read the first, second and third prize winners via the links below.

Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition and shared their wonderful writing with us.

Prize winners

First prize: “Come Out to Play – Jamie’s Story”, by Lynne Dale

Second prize: “Roots”, by Erinn Geraghty

Third prize: “Believe the broken heart can heal the wound”, by Nikki McMurray

Highly commended

“Still Time”, by Jocelyn Watson

“Never Again”, by Caroline Mawer

“Saying Goodbye”, by Lisa Baxter

“A Final Journey”, by Rick Taylor

A Long Day Talking”, by Mary Rose McCarthy

“My Two Boys”, by Emily Liao

“Lizzy’s Wish List”, by Angela Petch

“Before. After”, by Michelle Brown

Further successful entries will be made public on receipt of authors’ permissions.



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