Words on refugees or peace-seekers?

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment


It’s been a while since I’ve blogged but I haven’t been resting on my laurels.    I have been holed up in my writing space, perfecting poems, trying flash fiction (a new venture for me as I never thought that I could write something so short!), getting my children’s story out there!  So busy, busy, busy.

I have entered the poem, the one called My Song for You into a competition and now it’s out there, I can move on and concentrate on the next ‘present moment’.

Reading Writing Magazine last week, I was inspired by a competition I found there: The Patrician Press Short Story and Poetry Prize.  The competition is for short stories (up to 2500 words) or poems on the theme of refugees or peace-seekers.

The ideas are coming, the poem is in the workshop; it is a difficult journey at the moment as the subject is a distressing one.  Not only that, but there are so many people I have spoken to, read about, seen on TV who have opinions which are both positive and negative.  I don’t know what it is like to be a refugee but I know what it is like to be part of a world where we have the chance to make a difference.

For more details about the competition:


Competition closes on 31 March 2016 so you have a while!  Good luck if you decide to enter!

Happy writing






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