Hiatus: The Best of Solstice Shorts edited by Cherry Potts
eBook only ISBN 978-1-913665-82-1 £1.99 87pp
Anthology Poetry and short stories
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An introduction to the world of Solstice Shorts, short fiction and poetry for the shortest day of the year.
After 8 years and 7 books, Solstice Shorts is taking a break – a hiatus – until the next time the winter solstice falls on a weekend.
Solstice literally refers to the pause when the sun seems to briefly hang unmoving in the sky on the 21st December, so Hiatus is quite an appropriate time theme.
Chosen by public vote, the best poems and short stories from each of the previous anthologies sit alongside two pieces chosen by competiton, written to this year’s theme of Hiatus.
After Before by Mandy Macdonald
After Sun, Before the Stars by Jane Aldous
Against Daylight Saving by Gabriel Noel (This year’s competition winner)
At the Hotel de la Lune by Sarah James
Beach Clean by Ness Owen
Fire at Midday by Susan Cartwright-Smith
Fisherman’s Daughter by Claire Booker
In Between Dog by Pippa Gladhill
Jackdaw by Elaine Hughes
Mock Posh & Tatters by Moira Quinn
Pause by Karen Pierce (This year’s competition winner)
Rewilding by Jackie Taylor
Sir Thomas Wyatt’s Cat by Elinor Brooks
Stone Baby by Sarah Evans
The Surgeon’s Mate by Maria Kyle
Volunteer by Jane McLaughlin
Wednesday Afternoon by David Mathews
What He Doesn’t Know by Frances Gapper
Yes, Twilight by Math Jones