I don’t write many short stories these days, but I do have a soft spot for AN HONEST REVIEW because it made the Longlist of the 2018/2019 Fiction Factory competition, then, because I loved the characters so much, it evolved into The Secret Lives of the Doyenne of Didsbrook. An Honest Review focusses on a meeting of the Didsbrook Authors and Writers Group and is a 12-minute read.

KARMA made the longest of the 2020/2021 Fiction Factory Short Story Competition.  Ellen had high hopes for her future but is plagued by misfortune. Turning forty with two failed marriages behind her, downtrodden Ellen finally gets lucky.

I am delighted that STILL LIFE made the Longlist for the Fiction Factory March 2021 Flash Fiction competition.  

STONE ANGEL is a short story inspired by a photographic writing prompt for a twenty-minute writing sprint while in the virtual company of Lorna Fergusson of

THE ONE – Lucy, with a difficult childhood and a failed relationship behind her, has finally, found the one.  THE ONE is also currently featured @ HubPages.



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