Hello All, It is with great pleasure that I, Nick Lachmund, competitor and reader, have the opportunity to present the final winner announcement for this competition. The series has presented us with a wonderful variety of stories across a spectrum […]
The final part of WOLVES is due Sunday 20th November
The circle is unbroken in the finale of C.R. Gardner’s The two Faced Goddess. The Two Faced Goddess pt 9 – The End? C.R. Gardner To the Nines Award – Part 9 Silence echoed in the Goddess’ chamber as they watched […]
The gritty noir finale for Ian Harrison’s serial story. Put The Cue In The Rack Ian Harrison To The Nines Award Part 9 Propping up a quiet table in a raucous speakeasy. Off-duty. Bleary and blind eyes turned, all-round. Coupla […]
The Boy With No Name Sophie L Macdonald To The Nines: Part 9 The sun is making a trickle of sweat run down my shirt, and the casts on my legs feel hot against the padded seat of the wheelchair. […]
The terrible conclusion to this gripping series. The End of Everything Daniel Norrish To the Nines Award: Part 9 The raging fire was all around me and I could feel the clothes on my back disintegrating in the heat. […]
The chilling and violent conclusion to the Accused series by Daniel Norrish.
Here I am, ladies and gentlemen, at the end of my journey and the end of our list. Five people have lost their lives since I left Stonewell, but none have died in vain. Now I stand with a smorgasbord of dead […]
To move forward, Damon contemplates going back. The Plantation IX Lydia Trethewey TO THE NINES Award Damon’s wrist twinges as he types into the search bar. The laptop keys feel strangely smooth, unreal, beneath his fingers. Beyond the high-rise […]
We finally learn his name in the sweet conclusion to Puppy Love by Georgia Willis. Puppy Love: Part 9 Georgia Willis To the Nines Award: Part 9 The rope securing my hands and feet itched against my skin. After the […]
Part 9 is due 6 November 2016
The Plantation VIII Lydia Trethewey To the Nines Part 8 Flames make dancing shadows between the endless trees, licking Damon’s skin. He stumbles, fallen palm leaves cutting the heels of his hands, leaps up again and keeps running. The sound […]
The Two Faced Goddess: Death C.R. Gardner To The Nines Award Pt 8 The Two Faced Goddess hissed. The Grievous One’s claw tips were laced with poison and Erris Eritrayeaux found the searing pain quite unexpected. She’d missed the […]
Puppy Love Part 8 Georgia Willis To the Nines Award Part 8 I snuck carefully into the princess’s room, it was no different from the last time I had been here. Though then I had been naked, bloody and bound. […]
An Empty Head Sophie L Macdonald To The Nines: Part 8 Small whispers creep across the room, and I curl my fingers around the handle of the knife in my pocket. Would I use it? “Matthew,” I try, “you’re a […]
Will it be war or peace when doves and gats come together with a bit of Irish Charm.
Answers (Accused Series) Daniel Norrish To the Nines Part 8 “So the police think we killed my neighbour, Theresa, and they think we killed your girlfriend, Anita,” Ben says to the Kevin and Eddie. “Yeah and I did kill a […]
What can I say? She was my mother and I loved her. I loved more than anyone can ever know.
Extermination Daniel Norrish To The Nines Part 8 The devils had been giggling and congratulating each other before they saw their captain fall. Now, Alice lay defeated and her horde of ‘indestructible’ cannibals realised they too were mortal. Antonio and […]
Let’s get straight to it shall we, a tie for first place in the To The Nines Award: Part 7, sees one likely lad and one wolfish writer share top spot in this week’s winner announcement. No it wasn’t Sophie […]
Puppy Love: Part 7 Georgia Willis For The Two The Nines Award We sat by a river and waited for darkness to fall. I twirled my spoon in my fingers as Lucy rested her head on my shoulder. I […]
Part 8 of To The Nines is due October 9.
The Things They Know Sophie L Macdonald For the To The Nines Award Part 7 “Lisa? Are you okay?” I feel a cool hand on my shoulder. I stay on all fours for a moment, hands in the earth, […]
Sorry about another portrait image, it has to be this way up 🙂
The Battle For the Bonus Series Daniel Norrish To The Nines Award: Part 7 Warning, this story is very violent 🙂 “They must be killed!” I screamed as the underground chamber was divided by patches of golden lamplight. Small circles […]
The past is painted in blood and Tangerine.
For Damon, the time has come to take the plunge.
Remember Cathy Pringle? ‘The Killer Cook’ the newspaper called her. Well, she comes in at number three on our list.
If you’ve had a chance to check out the recent interviews with former NiTH writers Adrian Collins and Clarissa Goenawan, you’ve probably noticed a trend. A lot of writers who have come through Needle In The Hay tend to go […]
Part 7 of this serial award is due the 18th of September 2016