The Countess and the Mole Man by Laura Foakes
Winning Short Stories from The South Wales Short Story Competition 2012

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Candy Jar Books is proud to publish the winners of The South Wales Short Story Competition.

With over one hundred entries, the first year of the South Wales Short Story Competition proved to be a huge success. The competition was created to give unpublished writers a platform to start their writing careers. We received submissions from around the world but sadly, only a few could be chosen.

The stories embrace a myriad of topics, including fairytales, fires, aliens, apocalypses, death and even killer trifles...


The F-Word – Ian Fisher
Beautifully Greek – Georgia Carys Williams
The Countess and the Mole Man – Laura Foakes
Whatever Happened to the Humble Pies? – Stella Wells
The Day of the Trifles – Ross Warren
A Passing Front – Jane Fraser
The Birthday Treasure Hunt – Noelle Bryant
Seven Steps, Door – Dan Crowley
All But One – Taylor Cook
My Beloved Monster – Carly Holmes
A Single Drop of Rain – Rhys Bevan Edwards
Just Another Face in the Wall – David Byrne
Last Day – Natalie Ann Holborow

The competition has now re-opened! Get your stories in to Candy Jar Books by 16th August and you could win a Kindle Fire and be published in the second volume of this anthology.

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About Laura Foakes

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Walravens' Studium der Ostasienwissenschaften und der Ethnologie in Köln und Bonn hatte nachhaltige Folgen: Während andere segeln oder Krimis lesen, forscht und schreibt er über die Kulturgeschichte der Qing-Zeit in China, mandschurische Literatur, den großen Erforscher Japans, Philipp Franz von Siebold, das ostasiatische Druckwesen und die Herrnhuter Mission in Tibet.Die bibliothekarische Laufbahn war geradlinig: zunächst Fachreferent für Sozialwissenschaften an der Bibliothek der jetzigen Helmut-Schmidt-Universität in Hamburg, dann von 1986 bis 2009 Leiter der Abteilung Überregionale Bibliographische Dienste der Berliner Staatsbibliothek.
Published January 31, 2013 by Candy Jar Ltd. 83 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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