Saturday, 7 November 2015

Borderline Stories




This is the 5th year of the International Short Story Contest held by www.eyelands.gr- still the only one based in Greece.
 Last year we published for the first time a book with the short listed stories of our 4th international short story conetest. This is the second book published by "Strange Days Books"  with the collection of the short-listed stories of the 5th contest's international section.
 This year, many writers from countries all over the world took part in the contest , a fact that makes us feel delighted. It was encouraging and stimulating to read the writings from so many nationalities. Therefore we hope that next year we will have even more international entries and the contest will become better and better. Many thanks to all of you who participated in our 5th International Short Story Contest!

Judge: Maria Psoma - Petridou




BORDERLINE STORIES
CONTENTS

FIRST PRIZE
Waiting For My Tomorrow        
Liz Gwinnell (England)

SECOND PRIZE
The Route Less Travelled                       
Mary D’Arcy (Northern Ireland)

THIRD PRIZE
The Window                                               
Cristina Popov (Romania)


DISTINCTIONS
Floral Bouquet                               
Erin Kirsh (Canada)

On the Verge                                   
Petra McQueen (United Kingdom)


SHORT LISTED STORIES
(order according to submission date)

Hong Hahn                                     
Allegra Lipanje (Belgium/ Italia)

Blues in the Key of D                    
Ruth Setton (United States)

Deep Breaths                                  
Karen McDermott  (United Kingdom)

Almost                                              
Ginny Swart (South Africa)

Exposure                                         
Robin Martin (United States)

Sacrificium Humanum               
Christina Dimitriadou (Greece)

Edge of darkness                           
Maria  Olympiou (Cyprus)

Silver Baby                                      
Jimmy Gleeson (England)

The Forever Passage                   
Dimitrios Fragiskatos (Canada)

A slice of cancer                           
Christina Demertsidou (Greece)

Essence of Rose                           
Kathy Joyce (United Kingdom)

Hands                                             
John Graham-Pole (Canada)

Shipshape                                       
Gloria Zimmerman (United States)

Pied Piper                                       
Lenisa Kelly (United States)


AUTHORS BIO                            




























































2015




BORDERLINE STORIES
CONTENTS

FIRST PRIZE
Waiting For My Tomorrow        7
Liz Gwinnell (England)

SECOND PRIZE
The Route Less Travelled                       12
Mary D’Arcy (Northern Ireland)

THIRD PRIZE
The Window                                                19
Cristina Popov (Romania)


DISTINCTIONS
Floral Bouquet                               23
Erin Kirsh (Canada)

On the Verge                                   29
Petra McQueen (United Kingdom)


SHORT LISTED STORIES
(order according to submission date)

Hong Hahn                                      33
Allegra Lipanje (Belgium/ Italia)

Blues in the Key of D                    38
Ruth Setton (United States)

Deep Breaths                                  45
Karen McDermott  (United Kingdom)

Almost                                              51
Ginny Swart (South Africa)

Exposure                                         57
Robin Martin (United States)

Sacrificium Humanum                63
Christina Dimitriadou (Greece)

Edge of darkness                          70
Maria  Olympiou (Cyprus)

Silver Baby                                      73
Jimmy Gleeson (England)

The Forever Passage                   78
Dimitrios Fragiskatos (Canada)

A slice of cancer                             81
Christina Demertsidou (Greece)

Essence of Rose                             87
Kathy Joyce (United Kingdom)

Hands                                               93
John Graham-Pole (Canada)

Shipshape                                        100
Gloria Zimmerman (United States)

Pied Piper                                        103
Lenisa Kelly (United States)


AUTHORS BIO                             109