Prize-winning short story Baby Blue Eyes re-published and available for free

A prize-winning short story by Paul Speller has been re-published online this week.

Baby Blue Eyes was Paul’s debut short story and it first appeared in Writing Magazine after winning a national competition.

The chilling tale of the fate of a vulnerable mother is available to read, for free, in horror fiction website Lonesome October Lit on Friday.

It has been a busy winter for Paul’s fiction.

His latest short story The Curious Child is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the Dimension6 annual collection 2017.

Paul recently also accepted an offer for publication on another short story and details should be confirmed in the new year.

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Prize-winning story is back online

Paul Speller’s prize-winning short story Baby Blue Eyes is back online.

Writing Magazine’s website underwent an upgrade earlier this year, but technical problems meant the section showcasing the work of competition winners was not available.

That has now been corrected.

Baby Blue Eyes was published in the print version of Writing Magazine in January, after judges chose the ‘chilling’ story as the winner of the magazine’s 1,o00 word competition.

You can read the Baby Blue Eyes by clicking here.

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Paul Speller wins fiction contest with ‘chilling’ short story

Paul 1Paul Speller has won a fiction competition in the UK’s best-selling magazine for writers after penning a story with what the judges described as a ‘chilling last-minute twist’.

Baby Blue Eyes is the tale of a young mother and her infant child and what happens one bedtime.

It won an open competition, for short stories of a maximum of 1,000, words in Writing Magazine.

The story has been published online here and will feature in the January edition of Writing Magazine.

The judges commented: ‘Winner Paul Speller presents us with a single scene of tenderness between mother and child, letting the back-story emerge slowly through the reflections of our close third-person viewpoint character.

‘Zooming in like this allows Paul the luxury of revelling in the details that colour the character of our unnamed mother so effectively, but also masking the clues, peppered throughout, to the chilling last-minute twist.’

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