Highly Commended in Global short story competition backed by Bill Bryson. Judge, author Fiona Cooper, 'This story moves with almost cinematic reality, scene by scene, painting a picture which spans many years. The inner fears and feelings of childhood are exquisitely captured and played out in a satisfying and compelling way.' I write for The Hastings Online Times in the guise of Blogger 'Cheapskate'. I have written children's stories and am currently writing literary fiction, Give a Dog a Bone.