after the storm – #50preciouswords

Here is my entry to Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords writing contest. The rules are simple: write a story for children in 50 words or under. After the Storm (47 words) WEATHER WARNING! Drops dripping, Storm stewing, Plops plipping, Wind whipping, Lightning lashing, Rain raging, Thunder thrashing, Clouds crashing, Sky scowling, Heavens heaving, Gust growling, Storm slowing, […]

santa’s selfie – holiday contest

This was my second entry into Susanna Hill’s Holiday Contest last December. It was actually a reworked version of quite an old piece. It didn’t place anywhere or receive a mention, but I was proud of it nonetheless! Santa’s Selfie It’s the night before Christmas, the house is all quiet, Mum and Dad are sound […]

back with a new blog focus

Hello readers! I’ve decided to bring this blog back to life as a platform to promote and showcase my new passion: writing children’s picture books! In the summer of 2018, after being inspired by the many wonderful stories that I’d been reading to my two girls, I sat down and wrote a rhyming picture book. […]