I won a prize! Not just by chance but for one of my short stories. This has made me glad for all sorts of reasons . . . Continue reading
The Crying Valley
Why did they call it The Crying Valley? The walker skirted a stagnant dam, puzzled.
A derelict mill chimney pinned the bottom of the gorge in shadow. The Pennines hid the sun and the first voice came.
‘I wants my Ma.’
Far from her East End workhouse, a child sobbed.
with thanks to Jill at Lumb Bank
This is the joyous name for a collection of very special short stories for children from Bridge House Publishing. Each one has an uplifting theme and all royalties have been donated to Children’s Hospices UK. The delightful cover was donated by Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne, and a heartfelt foreword written by Michael Morpurgo OBE. Special guest writers include Alan Gibbons and Lauren St. John who are both Blue Peter Book of the Year winners.
Readers can enjoy stories by other less established authors including one K. M. Lockwood. Look out for Buraq – a story where I took the ‘uplifting’ theme literally.
I have no shame in plugging this book – go buy it! Now .