Wednesday, 1 September 2010

8th Annual Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition 2010

Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist, which has just gone up on site here. I'm thrilled that my story, "You would feel your heart fall over", is up there with the 22 selected stories from over 800 entries. It started life after I heard a group of elderly women mourning a friend who'd just moved into a care home: 'I couldn't do it. I have my own chairs here.' There is much more to the story than the chair, but it's the central image, the point where the story begins and ends. I enjoyed writing it. To see it on the shortlist is very exciting.

10 comments:

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congratulations, Sarah! I love the title, and the subject makes it sound like it could be an emotional roller coaster of a story.

jonathan pinnock said...

Many congratulations! (Thought I'd return the compliment and drop in here to say so :))

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Madeline. Yes, I hope it is emotional. It felt that way, to write.

Sarah Hilary said...

Hi, Jonathan! Great to see you here. How's Mrs Darcy getting on with those pesky aliens?

jonathan pinnock said...

Mrs Darcy? Well, she's suffered a few setbacks, but the struggle continues :)

Nik Perring said...

Congrats Sarah!

Sarah Hilary said...

Mrs D's not the type to let setbacks hold her for long, Jonathan.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Nik! I hope all's well with you? The last two times I tried to look at your blog my laptop crashed. Not sure why but hope it's nothing drastic!

kate said...

Congratulations Sarah! What good news!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Kate! How're you? Well, I hope.