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Read the winning story from Dragonfly Tea's Short Story Competition!

October 21 2015

Moonlight Jasmine - the winning short story

After much anticipation, we are very excited to share the winning entry from our Short Story Competition in association with the Henley Literary Festival 2015.  

Moonlight Jasmine was written by Karen Martin and won first place in the Main Adult category at this year's event. The inspired story was selected by a panel of expert judges including Jojo Moyes, the award-winning author of Me Before You; Helen Lederer, the comedian, writer and actress; Sandra Parsons, Literary Editor at the Daily Mail; and Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child. 

Click the story title below to read;  

She walked with determination down the old path. The terracotta bricks were broken in places and moss crept in every crevice. She knew it was down here. She was certain. Or at least she thought that she was. She had been certain. Once. A fly buzzed across her face and startled her. She lost her balance momentarily but then managed to right herself by clutching onto an ancient trellis. She pushed a cobweb from her face with a frail hand whose veins stood out like rivers mapping her life...

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