The PEI Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce that Matthew MacKay has won Battle Tales III: Return of the Short Story Contest for his marvellous battle tale Bigfoot.
Far from being a story of a legend in the great outdoors that the title suggests, Bigfoot is a gritty urban tale with a strong narrative voice and a confident use of descriptive language that relentlessly moves forward.
Inventive use of the three prompts also makes this story stand out. The prompts evoke the senses and the author doesn’t just dutifully tick the three boxes, but rather creates a potent atmosphere of sound, smell and sight that keeps the reader’s interest.
We here at the PEIWG wish to thank everyone who took part in Battle Tales this year. We hope you enjoyed the contest, and most importantly, that you had fun putting words to page. Thank you all for making it a huge success!