"This was the best Festival I`ve ever been involved in. There was a refreshing urgency about it, a point to it that Festivals often lack. Well done everyone!" William Trevor
From the Asham Award website account of the recent Small Wonder short story festival:
"Saturday evening featured the Short Story Slam, with Simon Fanshawe hosting. Fifteen stories were read, the title Just Good Friends stretching to encompass a weird variety of subject matter - Siamese twins, a diary that erased itself, a tale in the form of a game of consequences, a woman who finds an alter ego, as well as the more predictably a one night stand and an unfaithful wife. Of the eight finalists the audience chose a clear winner in Sean Lusk, with his story Baby. We hope to put this on the website soon...Read Stephen Moran's slam story Jimmy."