Today is National Writing Day – a celebration of the pleasure and power of creative writing – so I’m sharing a short story I wrote a while ago. The challenge was to write a story within a certain word limit, using dialogue only. I hope you enjoy it.
I’ve probably watched more television so far in 2020 than I watched in the whole of last year, thanks largely to the fact that my family spent 11 weeks shielding from coronavirus and not leaving the house.
Several friends and relatives have been asking me for TV recommendations so I thought I’d write a blog … Read the rest
It was my partner’s youngest son’s birthday at the weekend and one of the presents I gave him was a book I made just for him. We’re still self-isolating (10 weeks since we left the house!) and at the time I had the idea, I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to get hold … Read the rest
I wish I could reveal the identity of the nurse I interviewed this week because she deserves public recognition for the incredible work she’s doing. Unfortunately her NHS trust wasn’t happy about her speaking to the press, so in order to share her story – because it deserves to be heard … Read the rest
Earlier this week, a post on a local Spotted page on
Facebook called out the spelling of a sign that stated: “This road will be
closed on Wensday.” (But the complainant did not notice or take issue with the
fact that the sign added that the closure would last until “15.00pm”.)
Everyone’s talking about seagulls at the moment. Well, seagulls and the heatwave. And the fact we’ve just got a new Prime Minister. But mostly seagulls.
Every summer lots of people, especially those in coastal
areas like Torbay, grumble about seagulls. They’re generally referring to
herring gulls, who are renowned for scattering litter and stealing chips.… Read the rest