I am so delighted to be the overall winner of the MindFood Short Story Competition!! The December 2016 issue has some very complimentary things to say about my writing :o) And I get $1000 to spend!
I'm going to use the prize money to pay for a series of writing retreats. I have a little hideaway in Oamaru that's very cheap so my $1000 will go far.
The winning story, Superhero, was in the March 2015 issue. It was inspired by my mother who sadly passed away last month (October). So in a way it is very timely. In sorting out my Mum's affairs I discovered lots of her writing. So I know where the writing urge comes from.