2nd Prize went to Hayley Jackson for her cleanly-written yet creepy tale, Local News Quarterly. Hayley won a weekend pass to CrimeFest 2014.
LOCAL NEWS QUARTERLY
by Hayley Jackson
Lead theft: Church roof repair fund £250,000 target.
Accident kills mother and daughter: Level crossing signal failure.
School floods: Copper pipes stolen during Easter break.
Operation ‘Midas’: Police target metal theft.
War memorial: Bronze plaques stolen.
Scrap metal dealer vanishes: ‘Midas’ police request information on the whereabouts of Richard Bragg 45.
Teenage runaways: Best friends missing after night out.
Police claim ‘Midas’ success!
Tragic sculptor dies: Prominent art world figure Percy Justice found dead at home. His death is not being treated as suspicious. It comes just months after the accidental deaths of his wife and daughter caused by signalling cable theft at a level crossing. Following active service in the army, he became a successful sculptor depicting contemporary themes. He had just completed his final work, a life sized three figure piece cast in bronze titled ‘Caught in the act’.