Creative Writing

When I’m not writing SEO-optimized content or B2B blogs, I also write creatively – poetry, flash fiction, short stories, plays, and more.

I’ve also recently got involved in the Runaway Writers group in Burton On Trent, where I hope to explore more creative avenues.

Nothing To Lose

What would you do if you only had six months to live? When notorious gangster Tommy ‘Twinkle Toes’ Abbott joins the ‘Speak Out About Cancer’ support group there’s only one thing for it – rob the bank on the High Street… 

A diverse group of characters, brought together by their terminal illnesses, suddenly discover there’s more to life than chemo and visits to the oncology department.

From dramatic disguises to an ice-cream van getaway vehicle, this dark comedy explores how each character deals with their illness, forms new friendships (or rekindles old ones), and opens up about what they want to leave as their legacies. 

The only question is: will they get away with it?

Find out more about the play at Peppered Wit – https://pepperedwit.co.uk/nothing-to-lose/

Watch the prelude poem ‘Bad Hair Days’ read by Tara L Lacey of Peppered Wit on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYD3zmDwll4

Flash Fiction

Proud to announce that my micro story ‘The Nest’ will appear in the third flash fiction / short stories anthology produced by Loft Books. https://loftbooksltd.wixsite.com/website

This is a topical story about heat poverty and old age collided with the impersonal impact technology can have on our lives.

Children’s Stories

I found my story telling voice as soon as I became a mum. Every night I would create a ‘Story of the Day’ for my baby daughter, putting her at the middle of a fairy tale built around our adventures of the day. I would highlight all her major achievements, where we had been, who we had seen, and weave them into a story.

My daughter soon grew to become a booklover, just like her mum, and reading stories aloud and together became our new routine. We had favourite authors and liked to guess at what came next.

When my daughter started school, new characters got created to make the 10-minute drive engaging and take her mind off new-school jitters. Baby Monkey was born when my daughter started to wonder at what animals lived in the National Forest, which surrounds our village.

Baby Monkey soon started to accompany us on our daily journeys. He became best friends with her favourite teddy, Bear Bear, and made new friends with Birdy, who lived in a tree in our street. A whole monkey family unit was created, and a regular pattern of monkey school, birthdays and parties became part of our life.

The Adventures of Bear Bear & Baby Monkey can now be found on YouTube. We hope more children will now come to love these characters that we have shared with each other over the years. Tune in now.