|Longing to be Legal||Nigel Hall, East Dulwich, London|
|The Death of You||Craig Whyte, Kensington Park, Australia|
|Where the White Poppies Grow||Paul Barnett, Clevedon, Somerset|
|Apology to a Dead Nightingale||Christine Tennent, Milton Keyes, Buckinghamshire|
|From Atlanta to the Sea||Mike Deller, Greenford, Greater London|
|TORNASSUK||Julie Hayman, Bath, Somerset|
|Terms and Conditions||Louise Barden, Bedford, Bedfordshire|
|Honeymooners 1918||Tracy-Ann Neville, Comberton, Cambridgeshire|
|While You Were Away||Dianne Bown-Wilson, Exeter, Devon|
|The Last Run||Robert Smith, Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire|
|Roller Coaster||Richard Buxton, Worthing, West Sussex|
|Fifty Seconds||Vanessa Wildenstein, Pikemi, Greece|
|Imbecile||Craig Whyte, Kensington Park, Australia|
|A Little Luck||Jo Derrick, Rugby, Warwickshire|
The judge for both the 2014 and 2015 Short Story Competition was the best-selling crime novelist, Leigh Russell. Leigh Russell is the award-winning author of twelve, international best-selling novels. She has a Masters degree in English and American Literature, has taught English in secondary schools and tutored creative writing students.
Margaret Norwich studied liberal arts at Vassar College, New York. She then came over to England to read English at Girton College, Cambridge. As well as working in publishing and the voluntary sector, Margaret lectured for many years on English Language and Literature at De Montfort and Cranfield Universities. American born Margaret, now regards herself a true Bedfordian.
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