Topical story for our current times!

Topical story for our current times!

The zen garden club site (US based?) runs a monthly competition to write about a flower and this image for February (theirs, not mine) lent itself all too readily to the situation that month in Wuhan, China as COVID-19 virus took hold. Wang Li’s City We started...
Cocktail hour

Cocktail hour

At the beginning of a week bringing the historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump, it is a good time for my story “Cocktail Hour” to be published online. It can be seen here: Susan Dawson: Party...

Farnham Short Story competition

Pleased to be joint runner up in this competition, which had over 90 submissions. Sadly, I was unable to attend the results evening as Julie was on holiday, preventing sister wars as we were both in the shortlist of 5. in the event my story, “Barred” was...
Suffragettes and Fame

Suffragettes and Fame

Submitted Under the challenge theme of “Fame”, my story of Emily in the Park has been published on the Funnypearls website: Susan Dawson: Emily in the...
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...