The only thing wrong with our holiday in Scotland last year
was that it was too short. We wanted to see so many places but only had enough
time for brief visits to a handful of them. Even before we packed to go home,
we decided to treat ourselves to another holiday there next September.
As we’re barely into spring, I hadn’t thought about looking
for accommodation yet, but my husband found a holiday cottage on the Internet
that ticked all our boxes and booked it.
So, that’s September sorted.
Thinking about summer
reminded me of a summer holiday story I began writing for People’s Friend last
year, only to abandon it when I realised I’d left it too late to submit to
them. I found the story and dusted it off, but before I set to work to
finish it I checked PF’s fiction editor’s blog. Good job I did, because I
discovered she was buying summer themed stories back in February and is now
looking at autumn/ winter tales.
Plan B – I’m now busy writing a Christmas story.I’ve also made a note in the back of my
diary to submit the summer story in January 2016.
Alfie Dog Fiction is offering £100 for a very short – 30 to
50 words – review of one of its titles downloaded during March. Not bad for an
investment of only 39p, the cost of its short story ebooks.
If you want to have a go, but can’t decide which story to
choose from the 1,600 currently available, may I humbly suggest you take a look
at my stories? I promise I won’t be offended if you write a less-than-glowing
review of one of them, but I will be delighted if you win the prize!