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Lucy V Hay

My Story from Twisted50 vol 1: The Retribution Of Elsie Buckle

My Story from Twisted50 vol 2: Super Nits

Favourite quote: ‘I’m not going to kill you … I just want you to tell all your friends about me’ – Batman

I have written and been paid for magazine articles – mostly film reviews and interviews, text books (again, on film), a smattering of radio comedy and festoons of radio ads. I have written and NOT been paid for a couple of plays and another couple of screenplays, Oh, yeah, and I’ve taught lots of Media Studies and a bit of Creative Writing. But I’ve never published prose. Not one word. With that in mind, I’m part way through writing a collection of short stories. I took a detour from that to write this story for you … Partly because, at just 2,000 words, it wasn’t a long detour, but mostly to see if I could write something that is actually scary.


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Why YOU should enter Twisted50, Volume 3 with a Horror Short Story by Lucy V Hay

Short stories can be a great way of getting noticed as a writer. They’re also a very good way of trying something new or getting out of the ‘meh’ mindset if you’re feeling frustrated. What’s more, because they’re short, they’re easy to finish as well! So get your thinking caps on and start road-testing those ideas for your own short story. If you are not sure where to start, start here …

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‘The Retribution Of Elsie Buckle’, audio excerpt by Lucy V Hay

When London Screenwriters Festival launched the search for fifty horror stories for its Twisted50, Volume 1, I thought – since I wasn’t heading up the initiative – I might as well enter. At the time, though I’d published two books about writing, plus a couple of novels, I hadn’t actually published any short prose. It

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