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Thursday, 16 November 2017

A story about grief

My short story, Much - in fact quite a long story at over eight thousand words - is in this lovely paperback collection of winning stories from the Exeter Story Prize 2017.

"One day...his ordinary life will shift back into place, rearranged around the gap of her."
I'm especially pleased for this story to be published because it focuses on ways of grieving and was especially moving to write. Narrated from the alternating viewpoints of a father and son, and told from the heart, it shows different ways in which the loss of a child can be experienced, expressed and ultimately accepted.

Available from Amazon at £6.99

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful line. Will check out this anthology!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lindsay - I hope you enjoy it! xxx

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  2. That sounds wonderful, Joanna - and congratulations in being included!

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    1. Thank you very much, Rosemary. It was one of those stories where the characters felt very real, so I was so pleased when it was chosen xxx

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  3. There is something so special about your writing, Joanna - a wonderful talent. Congratulations xx

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    1. That's such a lovely thing to say, Teresa - thank you so much. I really appreciate it xxx

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  4. Greetings from the UK. Congratulations. Good luck to you and your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  5. Congratulations on having your story included.

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