Bright Side

Hogan, Edward (2020). Bright Side. In The Manchester Writing Competition 2020 Manchester Fiction Prize Short List Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.



'Bright Side' is a short fiction story of 2500 words. It was shortlisted for the 2020 Manchester Fiction Prize and published online as part of the prize. It tells the story of Syb, a grieving widow who is struggling with insomnia partly caused by the streetlamp erected outside her house. Her husband, David, was a mild-mannered driving instructor with a prominent facial birthmark.

The story is part of a cycle which explores masculinity and work in contemporary Britain.

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