Outstanding works of the ESSC 2006

Here are the winners of the ESSC 2006 which took place for three months toward the end of 2006.

Enjoy reading congratulatory remarks by our final judges, Professor Peter Hassall(Zayed University, UAE), Professor Paul Kei Matsuda (Arizona State University, USA) and Professor Nobuyuki Honna (Aoyama Gakuin University & President, JAFAE). Surprisingly, they are also exactly in 50 words!

Six-hundred and fourteen extremely short stories out of 750 turned out to be valid. Here are the outstanding stories, all unique and creative, selected through the preliminary, the semi-final and the final selections. A big applause to the prize-winners!

<No works below have been edited by the JAFAE. The names of the winners who wish to remain anonymous are given in the initials.>

College Students and Adults

JAFAE President's Award

  • Tears
    MIZUNO, Ayumi

Peter Hassall's Award

  • Fire in your mouth
    Fire in your mouth
    SUZUKI, Taisuke

3rd Prize

  • Sunflower Sunflower
    KIMURA, Yuki
  • My Family My Family
    KANOME, Haruka
  • You and I were childhood friends You and I were childhood friends
    HATTORI, Kenji
  • The Rainbow The Rainbow
    KITAGAWA, Kumi
  • The night tale The night tale
    ABE, Naoko

Fourth Prize

  • The wave The wave
  • Nature of Mother Nature of Mother
    FIRUYA, Akiko
  • Why she was crying Why she was crying?
  • Do you know who you are? Do you know who you are?
    WATANABE, Chihaya

Honorable mention

  • Sharing Sharing
    KURATA, Maki
  • Partner Partner A.K. (Tokyo)
  • Skies Skies
  • Relationships Relationships

    TANAKA, Mariko
  • The Word Knows Everything The Word Knows Everything
  • A Good Tip A Good Tip
  • Wishful Thinking Wishful Thinking
    Matthew GIBSON
  • WhyOur House Will Disappear Our House Will Disappear
    TANAHASHI, Satoko
  • I have a Dream I have a Dream
    TANAKA, Masato

Senior High School Students

JAFAE President’s Incentive Award

  • The Life of Eighty The Life of Eighty
    ZAYASU, Nona
    (Okinawa Prefectural Koyo Senior High School)

Peter Hassall's Incentive Award

    (Okinawa Prefectural Koyo Senior High School)

ESSC Steering Committee’s Incentive Award

  • My Wonderful Pen My Wonderful Pen
    NAKAZATO, Yuka
    (Okinawa Prefectural Koyo Senior High School)

Fourth Prize

    SATACHI, Hiroaki
    (Takanatsu National College of Technology)

Fifth Prize

  • Dream Dream
    MIYAGI, Ayaka
    (Okinawa Prefectural Koyo Senior High School)
  • Tom and Jack Tom and Jack
    CHINEN, Fukuko
    (Okinawa Prefectural Koyo Senior High School)

Junior High School Students

1st Prize

  • I want to tell things I want to tell things...
    OKUBO, Ririi
    (Kitamachi Public Junior High School, Nerima, Tokyo)

2nd Prize

  • My friends My friends
    Tarushima, Moe
    (Kitamachi Junior High School, Nerima, Tokyo)
  • A cloud A cloud
Outstanding works of the ESSC 2012
How to enter the ESSC
Outstanding works of the past ESSCs

Essays on the ESSC published in Asian Englishes

Peter John HASSALL, "International Collaboration to Promote Literature and Linguistics via the Extremely Short Story Competition [ESSC]." Asian Englishes, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2006.

TAKESHITA Yuko, "Make It Extremely Short, Please!" Asian Englishes, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2006.