Groundhog Week: Dug out a couple of short stories for national annual prestige writing competitions, and in doing so it comes down to one obvious thing. If you don't have an entry in there you have no chance, if you have, then perhaps; and it's always a BIG perhaps, the judge/s might like it. You never know unless you give it a try. A lot of it is pot-luck, one cost nothing to enter, the other cost a few quid. We can but try.