DUST THOU ART

TCWG competition June 2015 – Topic “Heaven Sent”   DUST THOU ART A soft Sunday morning at the end of April.   A parcel of warm air passes over the notoriously cold North Sea, which is just beginning the annual effort to warm up. The wind Read More

BEIRUT

 Winner Telegraph Creative Writing Group January 2015     The party is not yet in full swing. A fellow joins the small group and asks Margot,  “Hey, how about a game of tennis?”  It amazes her that people constantly ask that question. Do they see Read More

BOLZANO

Creative Writing Group entry for July topic –    HOLIDAYS   “They’re magnificent!” They take in the vista,  the Dolomites spreading clean across the whole horizon, so near to them. “Unbelievable, ” he answers.   It’s the second day of the six day walk through the Read More

CANVAS

Why do I only see stripes when I’m on a beach? I never notice them otherwise and now realise they are usually orange and yellow, always in canvas, a deckchair, a windbreak…..the very sight of them raises my expectations. They’re my muses.  I’ll start here. Read More

TEMPO

    “You must be proud of  Annie!” Mary smiled, laying a warm hand on  Lynn’s arm in the busy street. “Why….?” Lynn was perplexed. They knew each other only as mothers of kids in the orchestra. ” I mean about her being first violin,” Read More

QUID PRO QUO

QUID PRO QUO Telegraph Creative Writing Competition Jan 2014 on the delicious subject of REVENGE        – WINNER     “ I’m off for a well earned holiday.” Alice stretched her legs languidly, removing a piece of Jack’s Lego from beneath her right shoe. “We thought Read More

GRAFFITI

TCWG entry for December 2013 – A Story in Under 500 words   If only he hadn’t graffitied the bike! He just happened to pass with a green spray can in his hand, it was dark, he needed practice for the bridge competition Friday. Trust Read More

OZZIE

CWG entry for November 2013 on the subject of DECEPTION (that old thing we all know about…….)   “He’s slept 17 hours…. shouldn’t we wake him?” Roger rattled the morning paper, ridding it of the toast crumbs Jane had dropped on the centre fold. At Read More

Stop! Press

STOP! PRESS                                            CWG September 2013 entry –     Topic : NEWSPAPERS   “For Christ’s sake, Kath…..what’s wrong with you!”  Mike is fuming. She sits twiddling the tv channels, not looking at him. He grabs the control from her, switching the TV off. ‘What have you done now?” Read More

Collision

WINNER :August 2013 entry for Telegraph Writing competition “Ellie!” I’d have known him anywhere, yet found it hard to believe he was in Dubai.  We had arrived three days earlier, out of a middling London winter, and plunged into temperatures in the high 30’s. We Read More