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September 2022 winners – adult

In September we asked for stories featuring a clock.

A rustic alarm clock on a table

Congratulations to the winners of our September competition. Feeling inspired? Have a go at this month's prompt(this will open in a new window).

Adult winner

Judith Doherty

We froze. I looked at the clock, he'd got off early. His steps got louder coming through the house.

"Quick," I say, throwing my lover's clothes at him. "Ye'll hae ti lowp oot the windae."


"Aye! Dad disnae ken an this is nae gonna be ma coming oot story."