Fiction writing

Doolally

Doolally

Happy New Year to you all: fellow teachers, students, writers, friends, family, random internet readers, anonymous followers, … For your pleasure, this short story is a mischievous take on / a feminist rewriting of James Thurber’s ‘The Unicorn in the Garden’ A big thank you to my friend James Wright for the cover illustration. Kindle…

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Shuffled

Shuffled

“Soft clicks. Low chatter. The flutter of cards and banknotes. The clunk of coin. The moiré sibilance of play…” “A taut, pacy read…” – Amazon review “I knew nothing about the casino world and I found it fascinating, the author obviously knows her stuff…The writing itself is vibrant and certainly packs a punch. It doesn’t…

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The Day A Heart Shifted

The Day A Heart Shifted

The Day A Heart Shifted won the First Prize in the first New Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition which took place in 2012. It was described by the judge David Caddy in the following terms: “It has a formidably strong narrative force and arc. The first person narrative filters in formation as the story line…

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English Mothers

English Mothers

“Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully written. Every parent should read it.” Sophie Hannah – on English Mothers A child murder, the most brutal of crimes. The aftermath.  Can the families survive? Will revenge be had?  If the murderer is a child does society itself not bear some of the burden? Can a mother atone for…

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