The Transformative Power of Stories

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For the second time in almost as many months one of my stories has manged to take 1st prize in the Writers’ Forum’s monthly competition. My story, Another Year can be viewed in the January edition.

Writers Forum

My story What is there after the Cake? is published in Writers’ Forum this month. The Judge wrote  – a wonderful example of a dialogue-driven story that doesn’t make attempts to explain anything. It carries its audience along with the author trusting readers to follow where he leads.

It’s broken

images6vlfzp0h My blogs are appearing and disappearing depending on the mood of WordPress. My tech savvy only allows me to ride out the problem in th hope it goes away.


All my blogs have gone.

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Listed, again


Jewel, my story about a woman trying to find her feet after a difficult upbringing is listed for a local competition, the Wells competition.



My story Blue has won the Bridgend Writer’s Circle open competition and can  be read on their website

Close – Again

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The Evesham competition – Wanting  to be John Wayne is shortlisted but doesn’t make the top three – again


A long long list


As I half expected my novel, What’s Wrong with you Marty Farrell never made it out of Exeter’s longlist; all the same I’m pleased with my first attempt.

My short story The Real Fake News can be found on the Southport Writer’s Circle website –

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