Sunday, November 23, 2008
Well! I've come joint first in a writing Competition - 'Coast to Coast' October 2008. It was a great surprise, and a tremendous boost to my writing spirit. My short story was called 'I Remember Very Well' and it was written especially for Armistice Day, when here in London we remember the servicemen and women lost in every war since 1914.This year the ceremony was exceptionally poignant, and beautiful. There are whole new generations, of course - those mourning loved ones lost in Iraq or Afghanistan, and those who came to march past the Cenotaph in honour of a grandfather or great-uncle. The journey of bereavement is a long one indeed, and like the journey of a writing soul, you have to take it step by step.