Yes, it is an unusual name, but then Chris is an unusual man. As you may have seen over on Chris’ website, he is the founder and organiser of the annual To Hull and Back Humorous Short Story Competition, with the rest of Stokes Croft Writers acting as faithful judges.
Well, this year’s results have been announced, and the lucky winner was Mike Scott Thomson with ‘How Not to Undertake an Effective Time-and-Motion Study’. His prize? £100, plus his happy face has been emblazoned onto the front cover of the aforementioned anthology. Not only that, but Chris is going to make Mike’s copy of the book extra special by taking it on his Harley Davidson for a 450-mile round trip to – you guessed it – Hull and back (and yes, he will be filming the journey as proof).
If you’d like to read Mike’s story, as well as the other hilarious tales that made it into the shortlist (and, of course, those of the Stokes Croft Writers) – then you can buy a copy of the anthology online. All the details are on Chris’s website here. Alternatively, if you’d like to buy one in person, then feel free to come along to our official launch event on Friday 28th November at 6pm at Foyles bookshop in Bristol, where you’ll have the chance to buy a hardcopy, meet us and some of the other published writers, mingle, netwok, and maybe even have a drink or two.
And oh yes: to those eager beans wondering how they can be featured in next year’s To Hull and Back Short Story Anthology, the To Hull and Back Humorous Short Story Competition 2015 is now accepting entries. Just follow the link for more details.