Monday, 18 June 2012
Down came a blackbird
Handsome hubby was becoming rather jealous of the small, dark and sultry Bertie and joked that one day the indoor writer would be carried off to the blackbird's love nest. Which prompted her to pen a short story on the whole illicit affair. You can read 'Down came a blackbird' here, where it recently came second in the Exeter Writers' Short Story Prize 2012.
Do read the winning story 'Driftwood' by Jo Barket Scott as it is both haunting and emotionally charged.
So you never can tell where inspiration will come from - sometimes it can be perched right on your doorstep.