2006 Short Story Competition

Erin Soros from Canada is the 2006 Commonwealth Short Story Competition winner for her story “The Moon, the Cat and the Donkey”.

Erin Soros is joined by twenty-three other writers from across the Commonwealth who have won prizes in the competition.


Overall Winner and Regional Winner (Americas)
The Moon, the Cat and the Donkey
Erin Soros (Canada)

Regional Winner (Asia)
Wings of Vedanthangal
Anupama Chandrasekhar (India)

Regional Winner (Australia and the Pacific)
The List
Sue Perkins (New Zealand)

Regional Winner (Europe)
Considering Cuckoo Clocks
Fran Hunnisett (UK)

Highly Commended Stories

  • Down South by Peter James (Australia)
  • The Test by Lauri Kubuitsile (Botswana)
  • Out on the Rooftop by Mark Kilfoyle (Canada)
  • You Got A Problem? by Carin Makuz (Canada)
  • Recycling by Eleanor Verbicky-Todd (Canada)
  • The Evening Train by Shahana Chaudhury (India)
  • A Child is Born by Nirupama Subramanian (India)
  • Him… by O’Neil St. Aubyn Simpson (Jamaica)
  • The Luck of Four by Nandita Ray (Malaysia)
  • With Sincere Intent by Susan Costello (New Zealand)
  • Guaranteed! by Peter Whittaker (New Zealand)
  • The Deceivers by Folakemi Emem-Akpan (Nigeria)
  • Dangling Modifier by Uduak Isong (Nigeria)
  • Smoldered by Uche Peter Umez (Nigeria)
  • Clean Sheets by Sue Seah (Singapore)
  • Living By Bread, Alone by R. L. Apteker (South Africa)
  • Bassoon Lesson by Liesl Jobson (South Africa)
  • Anywhere But Here by C. J. Onyia (United Kingdom)
  • The Last Word by David Cole-Powney (United Kingdom)
  • Fairwell by Jeremy Linares (Gibraltar)