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Mensa writers scoop awards


Congratulations to the four prizewinners in the Mensa Magazine short story competition!

The competition, run as part of the society's 75th anniversary celebrations, attracted some high quality entries. The overall winner was Sue Davnall, with her story The Return, about a man who has reconnects with a former life.

The judges' verdict on Sue's story was "A beguiling, beautifully written tale of lost and found".

Runner up was 14-year-old Iona Mandal, with her story Belonging, about cultural recognition, and there were two highly commended stories: French Missile by Louise Eileen Woof and The Eleventh Hour by J R Armstrong-Gregson.

The winner and runner-up receive Waterstones vouchers and all four will receive a special certificate.

Click each link below to read the stories

The Return by Sue Davnall

Belonging by Iona Mandall

The French Missile by Louise Eileen Woof

The Eleventh Hour: The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day by J R Armstrong-Gregson


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