Hello, and thank you for visiting my site. I hope that you'll return often and always find something of interest about my world and what inspires me to pick up a pen. (This is a figure of speech, unfortunately. My handwriting is terrible!) Here's what I've been up to recently...

Even better than being shortlisted…

… is a win! I’m delighted that Helen Yendall has chosen A Timely Solution out of all the entries in the open section of her recent flash fiction competition.

The brief was to come up with a story in a maximum of 250 words which included the following: bone, collar, dog and stray (in any form). My entry also includes Louis XV of France, his favourite mistress,Madame de Pompadour, a certain Doctor (Who?), a hapless maid and a very 20th century product.

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29 April, 2013 - Make the first comment on this story

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