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Details of the June 2019 tcwg competition.

The topic (some might call it a ‘challenge’) for June 2019 has been set by Seadams and will be (dramatic roll on the drums) … ‘ART’S A TART!’
At first sight this topic might mean anything or nothing to you all (which was my first reaction), but if you think about it, as I did, and allow your imagination free rein … you may be surprised at what you come up with.
Best of luck!

The length of entries in JUNE will be “between 250 and 750 words” and competitors are reminded that multiple entries can be accepted, particularly of the shorter variety.

via Details of the June 2019 tcwg competition.

July/August 2018 TCWG short story competition

This time the theme of the July/August 2018 TCWG short story competition is ‘A Day in the Life’:

“A story that follows the life of someone or some thing over the period of one day.
A day that could be either remarkable or simply boring ( and good luck with the latter). 😂
Seadams would particularly welcome stories of an inanimate object (for instance the passage of an objet d’art through an auction room or through the hands of a burglar or fence), or any other interpretation that could properly be considered as a story pertaining to a person, an animal, a being, or an inanimate object during any 24 hour period.”

My story, The ‘Daisy Dancer’ was inspired by a trip with Pavlovaqueen to seek out a boat once belonging to her friend, and launched by and named after her friend. All the details of the friend’s story have been changed and some new twists constructed. Most of my story is set on a single day though there is a short follow up section some years later.

 

 

 

Always Remember I Love You

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By Robina Rader

I may forget.
In a cruel game of hide and seek,
hard-earned knowledge and a lifetime of memories
prove ever more elusive.

I get confused in parking lots,
can’t find things in my kitchen,
get lost in the middle of a thought.
Doors are closing in my mind,
locking me out – out of my past, out of my self.

And worst of all, the day will come
when I look at you with blank eyes
and push you away, unaware
that I love you.
So promise that you will remember
when I forget.

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April 2018 TCWG short story competition

April’s TWCG short story competition is a free-for-all with the story theme of one’s own choice. My offering involves themes from previous months in the year, having been a bit slow to develop. ’60 minutes’ is a short piece about imminent nuclear destruction. It seemed quite topical when I started it in January this year, just after the false alarm in Hawaii. There is a certain fragility to world peace these days and it still feels as if that worry hasn’t gone away.

A new start

And life goes on! My dear friends in the Telegraph Creative Writing Group have kept the monthly competition very much alive, and after spending some time relocating to a place that I’m already in love with, in rural Ireland, I have unpacked my desk.

The Cyclist is the first story for a long time but also a continuation of Snow and 969 miles from previous years. There’s probably more to come for these characters…