First piece of flash I've ever written.
The house twinkles in the dark. The heat rushes to meet you as you open the front door. It's warm, cosy rooms relax and inspire and the fresh air on the beach clears the head. It's my first writing retreat. I've always been terrified of them. Afraid I would get there and my creativity would… Continue reading Downhill Beach House Writing Retreat
After writing the piece for The Examiner I was contacted by http://www.skelligmichael.com and asked to write a piece about my experience of living on Skellig Michael. Here it is. https://www.skelligmichael.com/three-unforgettable-months-skellig-michael-guide/
And I've won one of them! Thrilled, delighted, emotional, excited. Burst out crying when I got the email. I always have such an emotional response to writing successes. And this is what I've won:- It's like a writing selection box!
Over 600 applications. 3 Full Awards, 2 Partial Awards, and 28 Finalists - I'm one of these.
Grief is like a tidal wave from the sea of normal life. It rears up, dwarfs you, intimidates and shocks you, sweeping you away, leaving only the debris and detritus of your life in its wake. When you pick yourself up and look behind, the path is littered with fragments of your previous existence -… Continue reading Novembre – Mois des Morts