Prize for short story writer

PUBLISHED: 13:30 05 June 2013

Dame Margaret Drabble and Deborah Winter

Dame Margaret Drabble and Deborah Winter


A WESTON writer beat more than 400 people to scoop a prize in a short story competition.

Deborah Winter, who has been writing since the age of four, won £200 for her story titled Temptation, a poignant account about the loss of a child.

The competition was judged by novelist Dame Margaret Drabble, and Deborah said receiving the recognition from her was important.

Deborah said: “It reminds you that it’s worth persisting; that someone as eminent as she is finds my work promising. In amongst all the rejection slips, it really matters.”

The money raised from entry fees went to Home-Start, a charity supporting families.

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