In third place: â€˜Krugâ€™s Penâ€™ by Erik T Johnson
In second place: â€˜The Sea is in My Bloodâ€™ by Deborah Walker
And in first place: Julian Baxter-Cockbill with a tale called â€˜Learning by Roteâ€™.
The stories will appear in future editions of the BFS Journal.
Thanks must go to the readers for this year, who were: Jan Edwards, Debbie Bennett, Mike Chinn and Jenny Barber. And the final judges were: Kari Spelling, Sarah Pinborough and Ian Whates. Thanks to everyone involved, and to all those who submitted stories for making the annual competition such a success.