The theme for SMHAF 2018 was Beginnings. Read the shortlisted entries from our writing competition, collected in this eBook illustrated by ilka.
The theme for the competition was Beginnings and the beautiful, moving and inspiring pieces include short stories, poetry, a letter and a diary entry.
Read the eBook below or click here to download it as a PDF.
1st: How Beginnings End by Louise Wilson
2nd: Wan Day Tae Day Wan by Brian Reid
3rd: This Was the Beginning by Holly Tengrouse
This is the Beginning by Lorna Wallace
Whisky Stained Words by Amanda Louise Allan
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Ana Hine
Split: The Beginning of My Bipolar Diagnosis by Ali Blatcher
Today. Who Knows by Stella Hervey Birrell
Monday by Celia Donavon
Apples & Oranges by Rebecca Monks