Every week during school term times, our local Writing Group gets together to discuss the work each of us has submitted for consideration. It’s a lot of fun to compare notes with other writers, and over the past two plus years I’d like to think I’ve developed more of a disciplined craft myself. The pieces we submit could be poems or prose, and sometimes we’re stimulated by news of a competition. Sometimes, rarely, one of my pieces is recognised in a larger arena.
This archive is a sample of some of my work, smaller pieces, that have been honed by careful and honest critique from my fellow writers, for which I am very grateful.
Wild Bill, [Chillingham Castle, Northumberland] for a Historic Houses short story competition, autumn 2020
Keyhole Light [in memory of Derek Mahon] used in Allendale parish church pew leaflet, summer 2021
Hanging out the blessings, a ‘Reasons to be cheerful’ poem for the East Riding Festival of Words competition, 2021
HarryCarrieAndMe.wordpress.com [travels in a vintage Hymermobile, documented in an ongoing blog]
RoadsToJoy.blog . . . an ongoing celebration of life and feelings with a particular emphasis on a deeply rural community in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Flutter-by, a classic Shakespearean sonnet in VisualVerse.org’s February 2022 issue
Defiant to the End, a prose poem in VisualVerse.org’s April 2022 issue [In Memoriam: Nigel Geoffrey Baynes]