My Novelette-in-Flash, Homemade Weather, has won Retreat West's 2020 Novelette-in-Flash competition. It will be published by them in an anthology, along with the two runners up.
'A beautifully written, deeply satisfying novelette-in-flash that revealed more depth with each read. Celia grows up in a dysfunctional family, believing she possesses a gift for healing, but one which, if used, diminishes her own health. The narrative arc takes us from Celia’s childhood – we first meet her trying to ‘save’ her dog – to loss, love with Finn, who saves her, motherhood, then further grief. A master class in both resonance and the use of white space, with some of the individual flash comprising a few sentences and one having only a title and white space, to brilliant effect. Gorgeous lasting imagery and the promise of hope in the ambiguous ending. I could not get this story out of my head. A deserved winner.'