"LOL was the first short story I had ever written, so coming 3rd in something as prestigious as the Bridport Prize was amazing! It’s quite a quirky story and finding that other people enjoyed it gave me a real boost. I guess it’s about having confidence in your own voice - that you aren’t just writing for yourself and laughing at your own jokes. The prize winners' day was also magical. I spent the whole day in a happy bubble and glowed for weeks afterwards.
Helen Morris, UK, third prize, short story competition 2015