Somebody has downloaded one of my stories Pier into the Future from Alfie dog. It’s a romantic story set in Brighton. So thank you whoever you are, and hope you enjoyed it.
There’s four of my stories on there in all so far.
Tommy’s Dragons – About a Mum who’s anxious when her little boy starts playschool. She gets the wrong end of the stick. It began as a twist in the tale, but ended up as a family story.
Summer Sunday – This is a fun story, my Mum thought it was all a dream, like Alice in Wonderland.
She told me ‘it’s not very realistic is it Sue?’ My stories do tend to go off on a tangent. I wrote one once, about a tour guide in a National Trust house who was a ghost, and I couldn’t get to an ending, so I had one of the main characters fizzling into dust like human combustion. My family members all pulled a face and shook their heads.
The other story is Stardust the Racehorse. Now this is a story I love because it’s one of the first stories I ever wrote. It’s been published in a children’s annual some time ago, and I’m proud that Rosemary has added it to Alfie dog. It was my attempt at a mystery story.
It’s important I think before a story is published not to show family or friends. It’s hardly fair is it as they don’t like to hurt our feelings. Or the other way round, they don’t think it makes sense.
On Alfie dog, Rosemary is promoting justice for writer’s. This is where we get paid for our writing. If too many people write for free, how can anybody ever take us seriously?