The Parrot Dress Ruth Geldard/England
The Cauldron Eilidh Nisbet/Scotland
The Passenger Neil Baker/England
Sirens' Song Stephen Dineen/Ireland
The People's Republic Will Haynes/England
And It Begins Victoria Heath/England
Magaly Park Catherine McNamara/Italy
Heron Maureen Cullen/England
Father Figures Martin Tyrrell/Northern Ireland
Beholden Paul Burns/England
Snake Charmed Stephen Evans Jordan/USA
The Sommelier Brian Kirk/Ireland
But No, Nothing P. W. Bridgman/Canada
Tystnaden John Murphy/Ireland
Princess and the Puppy Thief Maggie Veness/Australia
Never an easy task we read, deliberated, sweated and read again (and again) until we decided on these unique, imaginative, poignant and highly readable stories from a number of new, as well as previously published authors.
The first, second and third place stories are yet to be finalised. Look for the official announcement here after the 20th of March.
Congratulations. We're looking forward to producing another splendid edition of 'Gem Street'.
Again, thanks to everyone who sent in their work.
More competitions coming up.............