Category Archives: Competitions

On Christmas Eve, a thought..

As it’s Christmas Eve, let me tell you a little story and leave you with a thought. I entered a poetry competition a few months ago. It wasn’t a particularly prestigious competition – you probably won’t have heard of it … Continue reading

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Up to Snow Good – Updated with details of Good Housekeeping Novel Writing Competition

Now, no one likes a whinger, right? So, let’s get it over with: I am still ill (and I’m going to claim that as a 2-word poem as it’s just about the only writing I’ve done for a week). I’ve … Continue reading

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Sad & Happy News – and a couple of writing competitions

Ah, David Cassidy (RIP). I loved him. If you were a fan of Jackie magazine, back in the 70s – and I’ve talked about that before here – then you probably had posters of David on your wall. Ooh, that … Continue reading

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Little Things…

Guess what exciting thing has happened out here in the sticks since I last wrote? No, it’s not fireworks (although I can hear them outside as I write). Give up? Right. Well, one of those German supermarkets (Aldi, to be … Continue reading

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Whether the weather be fine*…

The weather’s been weird today. This morning we had a strange red sun, sand from the Sahara on our cars and an end-of-the-world sepia light. It felt like an eclipse (the woman in the post office told me all her … Continue reading

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Results of the Whale/Kidney Random Word Competition

Here are the results of the random word/flash fiction competition – at last – and I can reveal that the ‘secret judge’ was Patsy Collins. Patsy, is, I’m sure, known to many of you. She runs the womagwriter blog, which … Continue reading

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‘Whale/Kidney’ Random Word Competition – Shortlist

Here is the shortlist of 5 stories, in alphabetical order by title and well done to all those who’ve reached this stage – and the longlist stage. It was very hard to whittle the entries down from 10 to 5, … Continue reading

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