Lorna Love is returning home from a dinner party when she’s knocked down by a car. She wakes up in what she assumes is a hospital – albeit a wish and silent hospital. At first, nobody will tell Lorna anything, and she can remember nothing. Slowly, she discovers she is in Heaven, aka HVN – a displaced spaceship controlled by a benign and hippy God. But if this really is heaven, Laura wants to know why it’s so empty and why she’s been chosen?
Lothian Life is delighted to announce the winners and shortlist in our Happy Ever After? short story competition. From a strong shortlist of six, we narrowed this down to the three winners, and these are as follows:The Flight of Widow Gibson by Kirsti WishartIs It Time Yet? by Patsy CollinsCongratulations to each of the shortlisted entrants (and to those from the long list who got so far). We very much enjoyed reading all the stories, and narrowing it down was such a difficult task.
What could be more inspiring than walking the winter streets of Edinburgh on the trail of an illustrated short story from leading Scottish writer, Val McDermid? New Year’s Resurrection is a combination of powerful storytelling and compelling installation art – a performance with subtitles, if you like – told via projections onto buildings and landmarks Edinburgh City Centre.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".