The 2015 Summer Writing Award goes to Heather McQuillan. Heather’s stories have consistently surprised and delighted us, with their humour, grace and insight into human nature. Her story ‘In the middle of a ball of wool is a vacancy’ opens our December 2015 micro issue. Her November story ‘In the weekend we went to the beach’ was nominated by the editors for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. Congratulations, Heather, and thank you for sharing your varied and heartfelt flash with us and our readers!