1st Proof is in the Rocking, by Marilyn Scott
2nd The Tunnel, by Lourens Durand
3rd Iridescence, by Helena Higgins
The short stories are imaginative and make for a satisfying read. Writing a short story within the parameters of a maximum word count can be challenging, yet the authors succeeded in applying their skills in dividing their stories in a coherent beginning, middle and end. Writer’s should however bear in mind that several focused read-throughs of their work is essential so that the content may be edited for grammar, spelling and sentence structure corrections, in order to deliver near-perfect content. Development editing ensures that the flow of the story is accurate, and that the narrative and dialogue is more compelling.