A nice surprise on Saturday when the postman brought me a copy of Pilcrow and Dagger’s January 2016 issue and there I am on Page 22 with my Northern Christmas Ghost Story. I took it to show my daughter on the next day who read it and cried at the ending. Always a good result! The story I read out at Bognor Regis Write Club last Monday (A perfect Night For It) also had one member in tears. Still looking for a place to send this one to, it might end up in the anthology Bognor Writers are planning for 2016.
My two shortlisted stories in the Writearound Competition never made it into the winners enclosure so won’t be published in book form by them. One, A Winter’s Tail, has appeared on the Sussex Observer website and also when I googled it, in the Derry Journal’s. Unexpected, but I’m not complaining.
Spurred on by this, I have actually written half of a new story. This one I am planning to submit to the Felix Dennis competition with a deadline in February, whose theme is For All Time.