Twelve cracking stories read to an enthusiastic audience made great entertainment around the theme of The Anniversary. Much amusement too when the audience vote was taken and the result was a tie, between Anne Patterson and Theresa Howes. No one had a clue how to play it. in the end it went to the toss of a coin as to who had the first prize and who the second.
No wine weekend or bottles of wine for me, but a consolation. My 'Gooseberry Fool' had been first in the judges' ranking, and I would go a long way to hear that my use of language to evoke sensuality had put the judges in mind of Keats.
A bit of a stretch I thought, but you can read 'Gooseberry Fool' here.