I knew I wanted to write about a girl in a caravan. One of those round-looking ones that are so ridiculously cute they just cry out to be the setting of a short story. But there was a problem:
I knew nothing about caravans.
The story I was writing was for the Newcastle Herald short story competition late last year. I had the bare bones in my head, but I needed to add the setting. And that setting needed to be a caravan, preferably in a pastel colour, and it needed to ooze with history.
Below you will find links to online pages relating to the 2014 Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition.
This year’s Herald Short Story Comp published its first shortlisted story on Boxing Day (26th December 2014). I was thrilled to hear that my story ‘Yellow wool‘ has been shortlisted and will be printed in the newspaper (on Saturday 10th January 2015).
Scanned version of newspaper hard-copy (click image to view)
My short story, entitled ‘The Deepest of Blues’, won second prize in the Newcastle Herald’s Summer Short Story competition (2013). It was printed in hard copy on Friday 24th January 2014. Winners were announced on 26th January 1014.
My prize was a $200 voucher from MacLean’s Booksellers and a 12-month Hunter Writers Centre membership.
Read my piece online here: