Congratulations, Verbal and WriterGirl! I have to say I'm chuffed to be on the podium with you both. Well done, also, to all who entered. And as Verbal rightly points out, especially to those who have not entered before - it can take courage to write a story and enter it into a competition, especially when so many of the entrants have been on the podium in previous competitions - a talented field for sure!
Thank you so much to Molly and the unnamed others who organised, read, voted and judged in this competition. It wouldn't happen without your hugely appreciated efforts!!