Short Fiction


Sharon was a family therapist before retiring in 2006, and her short stories deal largely with the messy business of love, family, and relationships. Oh, and watch for the bird. Or birds, her other loves.

2020 STORIES

THE NEIGHBOUR
In October The Neighbour, which had been shortlisted for the Federation of BC Writers BC/Yukon Short Fiction Contest in May, took second place in the Muskoka Authors Association’s Melody Richardson Memorial Contest. On November 26 it was transformed into a podcast renamed Joe for SomeKinda Woman: Stories of Us by Caitlin Hicks and Gord Halloran. Have a listen? https://www.caitlinhicks.com/wordpress/joe-by-guest-author-sharon-mcinnes/

VARIOUS FUNCTIONS OF FIRE
Various Functions of Fire took first place for fiction in the Victoria Writers Society Annual Writing Contest. It is included in the December edition of Island Writer Magazine.

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THE DAVID and GOLIATH
In June 2020 The David and Goliath was published in the Island Writer Magazine

A SYMPHONY of SPARROWS
A Symphony of Sparrows took second place in Askew’s Word on the Lake Writing Contest in April. It is included in the anthology, Sorry You’re Not Here, edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray of the  Shuswap Association of Writers, available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.ca/Sorry-Youre-Not-Here-Anthology/dp/1777199301