Category Archives: Short Stories

We Have Visitors….

As I write, Him Indoors is actually outdoors… sitting in his car on the drive. I know! WHAT is he doing? Have I finally driven him to distraction with my non-stop singing of ‘The Baked Potato’ song? Has he locked … Continue reading

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Hello, from #Lockdown (week 3? is it?)

I seem to be quite busy (sorry if you’ve emailed me and I haven’t replied yet. I will!). Today I’ve played table tennis, walked the dog, had two on-line chats, taken part in a virtual quiz and tonight I’m running … Continue reading

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‘Women’s Prize for Fiction’ Longlist – How Many Have You Read?

Random Word Competition … coming soon! Some of you (Keith!?) may be wondering, now that I’ve hit the 1000 mark (1000 ‘followers’, which always sounds like a cult), whether I’ll be running another of my ‘random word’ story competitions and … Continue reading

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Another On-Line Column from My Personal Website

NaNo A quick NaNoWriMo update: I am still on target but as we’re not even half way through November yet, there’s plenty of time for it all to go terribly wrong! Yesterday, I didn’t know what to write. Yes, I … Continue reading

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A Confession

As you may remember, I left you on something of a cliff-hanger in my last post: I had a novel submission to get off to the RNA by midnight last Friday and I still had to prepare my 4 workshops … Continue reading

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Judging Short Stories (and Happy Endings….)

Now that Evesham Festival is over and the names of the winners of the short story competition have been announced, I can give you some feedback on my experience as a judge. Another reader and I read all 126 stories … Continue reading

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Do Story Titles Matter?

Good evening, Happy Mother’s Day (to ALL the ladies) and hopefully you’ve remembered to put your clocks forward. Remember last time I mentioned ‘750words’? Amazingly, I have completed my 750 words (which only takes me 11 minutes! I am a … Continue reading

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