I am very pleased to be able to say that my short story, Peach, has been published today in Pif Magazine.
To find lots of good, varied, prolonged descriptions of scent to add to these examples, I therefore looked beyond fiction. I wanted to find a form of descriptive writing with smell at its core, so I decided to read some perfume reviews.
"Rue's powerful and clear language highlights an immediately relevant conflict with an eye to the past that magnifies the necessity of immediate change and hope for the future."
A man who has made the mistake of going on holiday with his wife and small baby becomes intrigued by the glamorous people in the honeymoon suite next door.
Whether you want inspiration for Christmas presents, or ideas for what to read to complete your GoodReads challenge, or you'd just like to laugh at my bad taste to cheer you up on a grey day, I thought this might be a good time to post a list of 50 of my favourite books.
'The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air'... and so the story begins.
I have come to the end of my year as the The Bridge/Moniack Mhor Emerging Writer. It has been amazing. I really feel that winning this prize has propelled my writing forward. First there was the happy of shock of finding that I had been chosen, that my work had been chosen, that it was … Continue reading The Bridge Awards Emerging Writer Prize
This short story was shortlisted for the 2016 Berlin Writing Prize, and thus included on the Reader Berlin online Showcase here. The theme for the competition was “A Summer Night”.
I let people think I’d just arrived. And once I’d done that, I had to stick with that story until Sunday.
This story appeared in Mslexia issue 72, Winter 2016/17, in a 'secret fantasy' themed showcase.