Runner-up 2016

Amanda Quinn packed a punch in a handful of well-chosen words.

Weight of Evidence

‘My paperweight,’ says Gran, ‘from when I was at Turner’s.’

I’d heard her talk of Mr Turner before, of course. And what the others had said about her and him.

‘Did they ever find out what happened… your friend—’

‘A mystery,’ she says, holding it up to catch the light.

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