Angus Writers’ Circle

WILMA Thompson’s ‘How May I Help You?’ was the winner of Angus Writers’ Circle humorous short story competition, announced at Wednesday’s meeting in the Rosely Hotel, Arbroath.

She won the club’s Fireball Trophy.

The competition was adjudicated by Liz Strachan, who has been a member for many years.

She has published two books, ‘A Slice of Pi’ and ‘It All Started with a Letter.’ In addition Liz has adjudicated at Scottish Association of Writers annual conferences. And she has had numerous stories and articles published in magazines.

Liz said she had laughed all the way through the 15 scripts. She gave each entry a very fair crit and Liz admitted that picking the winner had been very difficult.

She said, “Finally, I selected six entries and I’ll read them out back to front.”

Second place went to Leigh Bradley’s ‘Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining’; and third was ‘A Fond Farewell’ by Eleanor Forsyth.

Highly Commended were ‘Double Entendre’ by Betty Doe; and ‘A Book At Bedtime’ by Margaret Taylor. Barbara Timmons’ ‘Observation of Pets’ was commended.

The Angus Writers’ Circle meets twice a month on a Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 10pm in the Rosely Hotel.