I am a teacher from Melbourne, Australia. I blog about reading, writing, languages, and ideas.

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  1. eleisl says:

    Just read your NYC Winning short story. Absolutely beautiful, made me teary. Congratulations!!

    I came 5th in the short story comp last year, and the pressure can be either exhilarating or crushing, so well done!!!

  2. Kevin says:

    I’m going to check out your story later today.

  3. Trey Dowell says:

    Hello! I’m Trey and I saw that we’re in the same heat of round one of this year’s 2018 NYC Midnight short story competition. Not gonna lie, when I saw your name in heat 102, I was like “Dammit…seriously?” I read “The Undertaker” last year and thought it was brilliant…long-belated congrats on your win. I was amazed when I got first place in the Flash Fiction competition last month…and then two weeks later they put us head-to-head in the first round! 🙂 Do you have any interest in swapping stories? I saw that you haven’t posted yours in the forum, so figured I’d just ask directly. If not, no big deal, I’m just patiently waiting for next month, but figured I could read an excellent story if you were willing to share! In any case, good luck and I hope you enjoyed this year’s first round…

    • Dear Trey, thank you so much for your message, and apologies for replying several months late. I knew I checked this blog rarely, but I didn’t realise how rarely!
      Congratulations on your extremely well-deserved win with ‘177 Seconds’ – it was completely compelling and had a lovely end. I don’t suppose you’re still interested in swapping stories, given my hugely tardy reply, but I do really appreciate that you’ve reached out. Now, off to write a story set on a fireboat!

  4. Helen says:

    Hello, I absolutely loved your NYC winning story, it actually made me feel quite emotional reading it. I would very much like to read more of your work. Have you had anything published?

    • Dear Helen,
      Thank you so much for your comment – I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the story. I don’t have anything published but am working on a novel this year, and I will post here if I have any success. Thanks again for reaching out and apologies for the late reply – I have been rather slack in checking this page!

  5. Valorie Cooper says:

    I recently read your NYCMidnight story, “The Undertaker”. Beautiful!! I’m definitely interested in reading anything you publish. Thank you for a lovely story!

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