3rd in Rubery International Short Story Competition

Delighted to be 3rd in Rubery Short Story Competition – pity about the commas! (Though I don’t think I had too many – in fact re-reading the story between finding out I’d been placed and actually seeing the adjudication I noticed a couple of places where I would have inserted one!

Here’s the link to the adjudication – http://www.ruberybookaward.com/2013-short-story-winners.html

And here’s a pic of me with the rather lovely trophy – IMG_20131227_190731

Question for my readers – do you think the use of commas is a generational thing?

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2 thoughts on “3rd in Rubery International Short Story Competition

  1. Congratulations on your third placing! Perhaps punctuation is a generational thing – but I htink it’s also to do with hearing the words aloud. It’s like putting phrase matks in music. One reason I suspect thta Dickens punctuates so heavily, is because he was expecting to read it aloud; he’s marking up the script!

    • I agree, Jane – I use commas to help the reader – exactly like putting phrase marks in music – indicating to readers when to take a breath.

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