Writing Archive

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

Ferrovia Circumetnea [Highly Commended Travel Writing] in the 2021 Members Competition organised by the National Association of Writing Groups UK.

Keep Me in Your Heart Longlist: New Writers: First Novel — [first page + synopsis] competition September, 2021, AdventuresInFiction.co.uk

The end of innocence, [in memory of my prairie grandmother] prose in VisualVerse.org‘s November, 2021 issue

Winteresque [in memory of my father] for the Longbenton Metro poster poetry competition, 2021

Bar service, poem in VisualVerse.org‘s January 2022 issue

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]

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