The winners are:
Congratulations! And apologies to those of you who didn’t win. I actually feel quite bad about it. (It’s OK though, right? It’s just the way of competitions, I suppose).
I know that the last comment on the competition thread was actually posted by David Hartley, but because the time of posting was actually 12.01, I have to discount that entry. (Sorry David. I know you might have started writing it before 12:00, but I feel obliged to draw the line across that final second of the AM). However – I think we can all agree that David has provided us with as fine a last line as we could hope for in ‘Tony dropped his bit of the toothbrush. His head felt cold’
Thanks again to all who entered. If you’d like a copy of ‘Field’ but did not win one here, then you can find out how to order one on the Nightjar Press blog. If you’re making an order, I’d suggest picking up a copy of ‘Lexicon’ by Christopher Burns also – one of the most intelligent, disquieting stories I’ve read for a good while. And of course there’s the remains of the Nightjar back catalogue as well – they’re all fantastic.
Anyway. I’ve just dropped my bit of the toothbrush. And my head feels cold.