About Gareth Hewitt

Consumed by wondrous tales of fantastical worlds since childhood, Gareth Hewitt writes fiction inspired by mythology and legend. On occasion, he enjoys an irreverent foray into the mundane. He lives on the cusp of Lancashire and Merseyside, where he works on his first novel between school runs. Happiness is an autumnal walk on the beach, a victory for Everton Football Club or writing in the local coffee shop. Follow Gareth on Twitter.
Submission History:

Submitted: 3 Shortlisted: 2 Won: 1 Second Best: 0 Third Best: 0


Gareth’s Story

Gareth Hewitt“It was the sharing philosophy that led to Mash becoming a regular fixture. A couple of members entered and shared their feedback. It caused a bit of a stir. It was fairly early on and we were all becoming a little despondent about never knowing the reason for a rejection. It all seemed so ruthless. That’s when I entered. I was desperate to know what other writing people thought about my stuff. ” Read Gareth’s story to find out about how Mash helped him and his friends.


Spring had come to Derevnya. The river had thawed, though the late snow remained.

Deus Ex Machina

Thirty-seven percent.

The targeting system suggested a critical hit was unlikely, but his unit would be exposed if he didn’t take the shot.

The sound of a key in the door shifted his attention from the alien menace to a more immediate threat. Reacting instinctively, he closed the battle map and pressed F6. The door opened behind him and he punched the Return key. A Word document instantly filled the screen.