I am thrilled to announce that my short story ‘Coming Back to Life’ is now published. It’s one of twenty short stories selected by the stunning Aesthetica Magazine. It now features in the magazine’s  Creative Writing Award 2021.

A great Christmas present!

I’m so excited to read the wonderful collections of poems and stories in this year’s annual. The editors say they selected poetry and short fiction which they felt connected readers to a ‘profound sense of their shared humanity.’ 

Not surprisingly, they noted how much the pandemic featured in the background of many of these pieces. In addition, there were themes of inequality and injustice in the world. Still, there were sparks of hope.

emergency threads its way through many of the works – however at the centre of these powerful and necessary pieces are tender moments of intimacy and release: friendships, fairy-tales and romantic relationships told in new ways

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2021

You can see the full list of winners announced in December 2020 here.