Winning Story 2012

1st Prize went to Iain Rowan for his splendid Search History. Unorthodox and original in its telling, judge Zoë Sharp said of this, ‘The winner leapt out at me’. You’ll see why, when you read.

SEARCH HISTORY

by Iain Rowan

“internet dating”

“what wear on first date”

“seduction techniques”

“italian restaurants”

cheap rooms travel lodge

“love at first sight”

“how soon is too soon to propose?”

“engagement rings”

“engagement rings” platinum

“engagement rings” platinum “interest free credit”

“engagement rings” gold

“how not to be overbearing in relationship”

“wedding venues”

what does it mean partner want space

signs your partner is seeing someone else

can you undo clear all internet history

“how trace call hung up no answer”

“anger management tips” online

“how recover deleted texts from Nokia?”

“keylogger for windows how do I”

“private detection agencies”

strategies keep temper

how keep calm

twenty ways to keep your cool

anger management

confront partner cheating what say

confront partner cheating how keep temper

anger management

anger management

plastic sheeting

woodchipper hire

“industrial bleach”

“carpet cleaning services”

best prices sell gold engagement ring

“internet dating”

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31 thoughts on “Winning Story 2012

  1. Glad you liked it, James. The standard set in this first year – by everyone on our long- and shortlists – was exceptional. The bar is high, going forward.

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  5. Fandangtastic. Why write a novel when a story may be told in so few words. Innovative, punchy and fascinating.

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    • Nothing new under the sun, Ruth! But we loved the unexpected twists in Iain’s take on the idea – it really did tell a complete crime story in 150 words, which is remarkably hard to achieve!

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