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Winning Short Story

24 May 2017

1st place – Keilder – Antony Reid (special mention for Sebastian Ochal)

2nd place – Derwent – Clayton Hill

3rd place – Fontburn - Shauna Roberts



‘Get off me!’

The walker gnawed at my arm, my club was out of my reach. Punch after punch couldn’t move the bloodthirsty beast. BANG! A massive gunshot echoed through the ravaged streets managing to scare it off.

Struggling to even stand, I limped on trying to get away from the fact that I might be injured, throbbing from my head. A river of red blood poured down by bruised body. I had to press on.

Day after day passed and the pain felt like a burden and the wound turned into a black void. Death was certain.


Antony Reid