I know they’re smart. I know they’re native. But there’s something about crows that irks me.
Twice a month I attend the Palmwoods Writers Group. Every second meeting we have a theme or some sort of prompt to inspire our writing. “An Old Fashioned Girl” is my response to being required to start a story with the words “Good grief”.
The story won 2nd prize in the 2017 Port Writers Literary Writing Competition.
Got a spare half hour? Check out this longer short story, DEAD PEOPLE DON’T MAKE JAM
Photo Credit: Kelvin Anton Carlsson
Inspired by a photo presented at my writing group, here is my short story response.
The folks at the Fellowship of Australian Writers sent me this certificate in the mail. It is for my short story Tall Tales and True.
Very happy to announce that my story “An Old Fashioned Girl” gained 2nd place in the 2017 Port Writers Open Literary Competition 2017. I also gained a Highly Commended in the same competition with my story “The ‘D’ Word”.
An Old Fashioned Girl – A highly amusing and well-crafted story, particularly in your summing up of the different types of people who feature in the story, from the yuppie parents to the trendy schoolgirls and the old fashioned Yvonne and Henry.
The ‘D’ Word – A well written and touching story. Although it doesn’t meet the standard definition of a short story, I feel it deserves recognition.