I am a retired teacher having worked in local schools until 2008 when I decided to combine work and travel, taking jobs in international schools in Russian Federation, France, Cyprus and Ukraine. 

Like many people, I have always wanted to try my hand at writing; especially having spent the best part of 40 years helping and encouraging children to write stories. What I needed was a push and deadlines, which the writing group offers. I am, essentially, writing for myself using my considerable life experiences and have no thoughts of seeking publication. I like the challenge and enjoyment of writing.

The Night My Life Changed Forever. November 2019


Born to be Wild

The Rendezvous

Family Saga

Given the brief of writing a family saga, I have written a short story where love is the catalyst for dividing a family where, due to tragic circumstances, love wins through for one membe

That Time Remembered. June 2019

The task was a story from childhood. I chose to write about a significant day from my own childhood that was, and still remains, very vivid in my mind.

The Exchange1 Added May 2019

The task was to write a story called ‘The Exchange’ following a discussion about exchanges of things and people. My story is based on the real life situation of a couple of my friends. As I started wr

Two strangers added May 2019

Having just joined the group, this was my first task;- a piece of dialogue using characters created by other members of the group before I joined. I found this quite challenging as I was using their c

Working Title added May 2019

I chose writing a spy story over a detective story. I wrote the opening chapter and the closing chapter with a synopsis of possible ideas for the middle of the story. Maybe later on I will return to c