My Story from Twisted50 vol 1: The Beholder
Favourite quote: ‘We’ve gone on holiday by mistake. We’re in this cottage here. Are you the farmer?’ -Withnail and I
I’m a fiction writer between periods of work as a factual television producer and director, and continuous work as a mum of three. All of these jobs can be quite tricky, but very rewarding when/if I get them right. I’ve published short fiction and poetry, and written and directed my own short films, which have been shortlisted for awards. Long Gone Gindi is one of my first attempts at sci-fi. I’m a proud holder of a second place award for Best Story in Twisted 50 Vol 1 for The Beholder, and I’m trying to write a novel – again. Two previous attempts languish in the bottom drawer so I think I am, officially, my own worst critic.
Ok, so I was a bit tipsy… and giddy with getting an unexpected, lovely and oh-so-heavy glass award (2nd Best Story)… and feeling really sociable, meeting face-to-face many friends I’d previously met only virtually in the Create 50 community… and I was so happy to be showing my husband and friends (also in attendance) the
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