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Saturday, March 17, 2007



Apologies for absence received from Ken, Judy, Caz and Kay.

In attendance were Barry, Dick, Morag, Ruth, Trish, Les, Alex, Zoe, Louis, Lisa, Liliane, Peter, Tony and Dave.

These are very brief notes only as a catch up process after many IT problems have delayed communications. Hopefully these have been overcome now and soon it will be back to business as usual.

Ken and his wife are unwell at present and is unable to make the meeting. Judy sent a message apologising for her absence caused by the cold snap and the icy roads in the outback of Suffolk. Caz is also under the weather whilst Kay has been quite sick with a chesty cold and hacking cough for sometime. Let’s hope everyone recovers quickly.

There is a reminder that the ‘Bill Budner Writing Competition’ will close on Friday March 2nd. The competition is open for short story entries only of up to a maximum of 2,000 words on the subject of ‘The Sea‘. Two categories, for adults and for children with prize money for each. Entry is free.

The homework assignment was set to provide the first 500 words of an entry for the competition about ‘The Sea’.

The open subject 1,500 word assignments were read by Les and Dave.

Les provided the first chapter of his novel ‘James Flint’ and Dave his possible competition entry ‘Lost in the Void’ .

Tony read out a poem ‘Cross The Sea’, then Peter shared his ‘Sea-life.’ Liliane asked ‘Wouldn’t You Like to Come and Live by the Sea’.

Alex shared ’Inside the Still Heart of the Sea’ that was based on a trued story and Trish, ’Shuddisms’. Ruth delivered ’My brother by the Sea’ and Morag ’Catch of the Day’.

Both Dick and Barry read war time convoy stories, Dick ’Home for Tea and Kisses’ and Barry, ‘OB318’

An exciting range of ideas that will provide some excellent reading for the judges of the competition.

There was a reminder to the committee members that their first meeting would take place at Dick’s on 13th February at 7.30pm.

The next Felixstowe Scribblers meeting was set for Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm in the Library. The subject? ‘I Can’t Do It!’ set by Zoe.

So until then,

Keep Scribbling!



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