Prescot Festival Short Story Winner Revealed

By on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A2016-prescot-festival-short-story-winner-maureen-mcevoy Haydock woman scooped £100 and had her writing published online in the 2016 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition.

Maureen McEvoy wrote about the hapless Henry, who finds a novel solution to his marital misery.

The short stories in this year’s contest were inspired by the theme ‘in a pickle,’ a turn of phrase first recorded in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.

The judges, who included former Cowley High School librarian Dyane Basinger, St Cuthbert’s English teacher Eleanor Bishop and Prescot Online editor David Kernick (Rattigan), chose the story for its sympathetic main character and its subtle combination of humour with the dark subject matter.

Read The Solution Is in the Pickle online at

Photo: Alan Humphreys

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