Writing prize

Writing prize

My prize for winning a short story competition this week was a pair of cashmere hand warmers. I don’t suppose I will be writing in the cold, but useful for taking photos and needing access to the controls. Of course the main prize is having a story published,...
STORY – “THEY NEVER LEARN”

STORY – “THEY NEVER LEARN”

Not my image, this one, but a photo prompt for writing from “Creative Writing Ink” website, which requires the use of a blog page for submission. Photo by William Felker on Unsplash  They never learn For the mother, this day hadn’t gone according to...
52nd MORPETH GATHERING

52nd MORPETH GATHERING

The festival is a gathering of people who come together to enjoy the traditional culture of Northumberland and the wider NE region, though it becomes a bit like a village show with so many competition categories that almost everyone is a winner. As a subject of much...
GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

I have been determined to return to this lovely cathedral for a while after seeing it briefly last year, and managed to spend a couple of hours there, after purchasing a photography sticker. The time-consuming bit was taking multiple exposures at each spot. Combining...
MONOCHROME

MONOCHROME

Having always sworn by colour photography, it was, unusually for me, my 3 monochrome prints that caught a judge’s eye this week. The use of monochrome on the Hexham abbey image allowed the detail on the screen , roof and windows to take pride of place, without...