On another chilly autumnal day I received something to warm the cockles of my heart. (Cockles? Do hearts really have cockles?)
It was a cheque for £100, courtesy of the Wells Festival of Literature.
They awarded it to me as a runner up in their 2014 short story competition. If you feel like reading it - please do - copy and paste the following into your search field to find a PDF. (I'd do one of those hyperlink thingeys if I could figure out how!) http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/shortstory_results.php