The White Lace Umbrella

The White Lace Umbrella


Before I started this blog I never realised how difficult it would be to record a short story. I think I tried at least twenty times to get this particular track down so if you notice any mistakes I don’t want to know! I hope the next one won’t take so long.

I wrote this little story quite some time ago and it’s been edited, altered, chopped and there are several ‘final’ versions on my desktop.   I’ve read it so many times now I think I know it off by heart.

Punting on the river has been an activity enjoyed by many during their Oxbridge university days…


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photo thanks to

Anyone know the name of the river that flows through Oxford? I know now but I had to ‘google’ it.


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I wrote this story when given the prompt of ‘photograph’ I had fun with the ending, hope you enjoy listening to it.



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Weekend Break

Rain in Australian Rainforest


I was inspired to write this story last weekend when I woke up to a grey rainy morning. From this little seed a story grew but when I began I didn’t really know where it was going.

I’ve been in England for the week and the weather (since last weekend) has been sunny and wonderful.  I often don’t know where my stories are heading when they start out but for me that’s part of the enjoyment of writing them.

Trail in Temperate Rainforest




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Sweet Dreams

One of my first short stories was written sometime ago and it won the weekly write-invite competition in January 2013. I was thrilled and it spurred me on to keep writing. I hope you enjoy listening to it now.


Various Truffles

Array of Cream Filled Cupcakes




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