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Write Words 2022, the Phare

Delighted to be among the shortlisted entries in the Phare’s Write Words 2022, Flash Fiction section with my piece Wilfrid Fox, veteran physician and arborist, embarks again. Sadly there are no prizes for the longest title. Congratulations to Valerie Fox, the winners, and Geoff Mead, the runner up. I very much look forward to reading …

Writing

Friday Flash Fiction

I’ve really enjoyed some creative writing workshops recently. One of the things which strikes me though is how slow I am compared to others. It can literally take me weeks to write a single short story. Given that my goal is something decidedly more long-form, this is a potential problem. Writing short (with the help …

Crow, another thumbnail nature

Thanks to Amanda Tuke & Helen Jones for another brilliant workshop. This time the theme was looking at nature through frames – and it made me think of the time I was dive-bombed by jackdaws and crows while having a sneaky early morning coffee in “Chicken Centre”. The thumbnails are now anthologised and you can …