I was one of five winners who received Whitcoulls vouchers for a short 100 word writing competition at the Waitkato Writers and Associated Arts group, a branch of the NZ Society of Authors. Even better, Whitcoulls were running a sale – Buy One book and get the second one for half price! One of them is called, The Binding, and is featured in the latest NZ Women’s Weekly with a lovely review written by Books Editor, Nicky Pellegrino. YES I’ll have a bit of that too! THANKS WWAA judges!!
My 100 words below delivered two GREAT books. No bad for 20 minutes work on a Sunday! Can’t wait to read them:
Winter’s claustrophobic skyline met the tall pines rustling uneasily in the early morning air. The coastline mapped the shape of a fetal pig as they trudged towards Vivian Bay. They were both silently buried in their own thoughts. Nora stopped, resting her hand on a Redwood. She wanted to hug the deeply ridged bark, as if gouged by rainwater tracking down the trunk to the roots embedded in the dark earth. She resisted. It was bad enough that Mark thought she had lost her mind. Any tree-hugging would confirm his suspicions. She wouldn’t be giving him anymore ammunition.