I need another holiday

Sometimes when you return from your travels, you are disappointed to find that nothing major has happened in your absence. This is not the case. After three blissful weeks of no internet I came home to discover the following: I wasn’t shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award. It went straight …

The Letter that never comes

I’ve been stalking my postman.  As soon as I hear him outside, I race the dog to the front door, half-dressed, extending my hand into his face. Over pints at the pub with his mates, the postman probably tells them about the scary woman who waits for the letter that never comes. This …

I’ve been accepted

Good news! I had a short story accepted. I struggled to trim it down from 4,500 words to almost half that size, but I guess it worked because they sent me a letter saying they loved it. This makes up for being rejected last month by a well known pub …