'Them Bones' short-listed in 2018 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition
My short story, Them Bones, was shortlisted for the 2018 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition, run by the NZ Society of Authors Top of the South Branch.
I've been working on Them Bones on and off for a couple of years, so, getting some traction in a hotly contested writing competition was extremely gratifying. It came with valuable feedback from judge, Catherine Chidgey, that will help fine-tune the story even further.
After all, Leonardo Da Vinci said, 'Art is never finished, only abandoned.' Sometimes, you retrieve it and continue its evolution. Stories can very much be living things best brought closer to completion with a little collaboration. I don’t think this is the end of the road for Them Bones.
As an added bonus, I travelled to Nelson and accepted my certificate in person. This had the wonderful by-product of catching up with my sister (and fellow writer) over an excellent lunch at Nahm. I highly recommend!
Them Bones will be published in the Top of The South NZSA anthology, Horizons 4, due out late 2018