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Monday, October 29, 2007

Be Very VERY Frightened




Circle of Hands’ Hallowe’en Gathering!

Scheduled Chat!

Hosted by Dark Fantasy author Adele Cosgrove-Bray

When:- Tuesday, October 30th; 9pm (British time).

Where:- Circle of Hands’ chatroom – located via the News & Chat page on your host’s official website at http://www.adelecosgrove-bray.com . Just click on the coffee cup icon directly above the chat announcement.

Occasion:- Circle of Hands’ Hallowe’en Gathering!

Talk about writing, poetry, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi – or chocolate muffins!

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Online Scribblers Competition now open

Just received news from the organiser Vincent West who says that "the Online Scribblers autumn competition has been dedicated to Jack Wilkinson who was our first ever winner. Jack loved wildlife so I wonder how he would have been inspired by the subject of this competition?

"Our competition allows for diversity, as always, and we at Online Scribblers look forward to your entries, one per person please, that may be either prose or poetry subject to a maximum 2,000 word limit.

"The competition is now open for entries.

Good luck!"

Friday, October 26, 2007

Our Next Meeting is on 6th November 2007.

As you will be aware there is an extra Tuesday in October and so our next meeting is not until Tuesday November 6th. In the past some of our enthusiastic writers have turned up on the wrong Tuesday so hopefully they won't do it this time round!


Morag went along to the wake for Allen at the Bull in Woodbridge and was glad that she did. She says,

"It was lovely to meet Allen’s daughters, and Ron, his son in law, was delighted that I had managed to go. The funeral service was held at a green cemetery near Harwich, with views to the Orwell on one side, and the railway line on the other, so just what Allen would have wanted. He left a message saying he wanted no sadness, only fun and laughter, and it was a jolly occasion. All the cards were on show, including the one from Scribblers. Allen’s daughter said how much her Dad had enjoyed going, and her husband said he would look out for Allen's ‘chair’ in Felixstowe library. I also met Nigel, Allen’s brother, who was so like Allen it was uncanny. He even spoke in the same voice – all in all, a touching occasion."

Allen really was a special character who will be greatly missed by all those who shared his company and wonderful sense of humour.


A reminder that the Halloween Frite Nite at Languard Fort is on 31st October from 7.15pm. Organised by the Landguard Fort Trust, tickets cost £10 each and admission is for over 18’s only. For tickets please call 01394-273013. Several Scribblers and friends are down to attend and there has also been a really good article in the Ipswich Evening Star. Once inside you'll be captivated, I'm sure, as the gates will be locked at 8.00 pm. Be very scared....


I understand that Ipswich Ip-Art are arranging an event at Starbucks in Ipswich on Wednesday 28th November where writers will be able to read their work or listen to others. Places, I understand, will have to be booked in advance and further details will be forwarded in due course. Morag attended the last event of its kind so hopefully this one will attract more Scribblers. You can download a collection of stories from the Ip-art short story award 2007 at

Until our next meeting on 6th November,

Keep scribbling!!!


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Cinnamon Press invite you to the launch of Nick Malone’s superb long narrative poetry collection

Jason Smith’s Nocturnal Opera
Saturday 10th November 7:00pm, At St John’s Hoxton, New North Rd, London, N1 6NP
RSVP to jan@cinnamonpress.com
Jan Fortune-Wood, Ty Meirion, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU
Nick Malone will be reading from the book at 7.30p.m.
with opportunity to purchase a signed copy of this visionary collection


We have recently learnt that Nick Malone is to receive an Arts Council England Award to support him in the development of his creative work.

Praise for Jason Smith’s Nocturnal Opera and Nick Malone:

In Jason Smith’s Nocturnal Opera Nick Malone’s mastery of form and lyricism reaches new heights to achieve that most difficult and rewarding of poetry genres, the long narrative poem, here combined with lucid passages of prose and Malone’s own mesmerising art work. The combination is at once sumptuous and spell-binding. We enter Jason’s home for the course of one night and travel with him room by room on a journey of metamorphosis and discovery in which the boundaries of identity are challenged and re-defined. Intelligent, layered imagery; precise, visceral language and the hypnotic, slightly surreal story, make this an innovative and brilliant poetry collection.

“Verse of the highest quality … Vivid, thoughtful and unusual.”Agenda
“Demonstrably talented work.”The Sunday Times
“A notable achievement of arresting and original quality … A powerful metaphysical force with passages of great beauty”Iron
“…unself-centred … lyrical passages”William Empson
Scheduled Chat!
A scheduled chat for writers will be held in the Circle of Hands chat room on Tuesday 30th October, at 9pm. Everyone is invited to join in. To take part, simply visit my website at www.adelecosgrove-bray.com and go to the News & Chat page, then click on the coffee cup icon. Our previous, inaugural chat proved a great success.

Riverside Writers Next Meeting
Monday, October 29th sees the next meeting of Riverside Writers, at 7.30pm-9.30pm in West Kirby Library, Wirral. Familiar faces and new ones are equally welcome! This month's writing project is to create a poem or short story on a Hallowe'en theme, but if you would prefer to share some other work that's fine too.

The Muse's Mouth!
Have you got writing news to share? Want to know about writing events? Then join The Muse's Mouth! It's totally free to join and use, and works through your ordinary email. Each time a member has news, they just email it to The Muse's Mouth and every member then receives it in an email. To reply to news, members simply send an email. Easy!

To join The Muse's Mouth, just send an email to: the_muses_mouth@yahoogroups.com

Don't forget to keep an eye on Riverside Writers' websites for further information!

My name is Samantha Pearce and i am the owner of Words Worth Reading, an on-line editorial service for students, writers and those looking to further their career.

Words Worth Reading offers a series of superb editorial services at affordable prices. The service 'goes live' on the 1st November 2007, and can be found at www.wordsworthreading.co.uk
To mark the launch of this on-line editorial service, a fantastic competition is being run for budding authors! All manuscripts submitted for any of the editorial services offered on-line at www.wordsworthreading.co.uk will be entered into a self-publishing competition. All entries will be assessed in-house, and the winner will have the self-publishing costs of their manuscript paid for!

Submissions will be received from the 1st November 2007.

Please share this information with the members of your writing group to ensure that they all have the opportunity to benefit from the services offered at www.wordsworthreading.co.uk.

Visit us on the 1st November 2007, and see what we can offer you.

Samantha Pearce

News of an Online Scribblers Competition

Online Scribblers are about to launch a new competition that will open this weekend and run until 30th November when the online judging will take place and the winner announced mid December.

The competition will be based on a yet to be revealed photograph that was sent in by a previous winner, Rochelle from Ireland. The idea to use a photograph as the subject matter is not new as Felixstowe Scribblers tried this out from an idea by Belinda before she returned home to Australia.

Some clues about the picture have been revealed in the latest Online Scribblers Newsletter that asks:

"What will you make of it? A fishing tale maybe? The one that got away? Taking a dip? It is a terrific picture that will get the grey matter working. With the beautiful blue colours perhaps it will remind you of a summer vacation or even that winter cruise in a warmer climate?"

Organiser Vincent West hopes that using a photograph will prove as popular as their last competition which ended in a tiebreak between two writers. Entries can be made on line at http://onlinescribblers.com and if not already a member then you can register there as well.

Only one entry per person is allowed, subject to a maximum 2,000 word limit. Entries may be poetry or prose - the choice is yours! So get writing!


Have you booked your place yet? If not, it's time you did! But remember - don't look behind you......................!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Our good friends Rexie and Gordon have organised a day trip to Belgium and France and they wonder if any of the Scribblers are interested in joining them. The date is Saturday 24 November and the cost will be £24.00 per person. The journey involves travelling via Dover and on to Addenkirk before returning via Calais and back to Ipswich.

For full details of the trip please call Rexie or Gordon on 01473-729103.

The Children of Pulilan Foundation is a UK registered charity, which was set up on the 12 June 2004. The Charity’s aim is to help underprivileged children aged between 5 and 13 years in Pulilan, a small rural town in the Philippines.


Monday, October 22, 2007


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For all your research and information for writers
visit your local Felixstowe Library
and the Suffolk Record Office .




In the Chair: Dave.

Apologies for absence were received from Judy who is away on another sailing trip.

In attendance were Morag, Tony, Rosie, Jane, John, Ruth, Pat, Trish, Liliane, Kay, Alex, Dick, Peter, Ken, Barry and Dave.

A Sad Event:
The Scribblers were saddened to learn of the recent death of Allen Williams, one of our senior members of Felixstowe Scribblers. Allen, who had been ill for a very long time, passed away whilst staying with one of his daughters in his beloved homeland Wales.

A Welsh rugby fan and a former rum bosun in the Royal Navy, Allen was a published writer in several Technical Journals. A master of mirth with a love of dialogue, Allen first attended Felixstowe Scribblers about five years ago and was a popular contributor to the Anthology with his play "Rabbits". He was a tremendous character with a very special sense of humour, Allen's wealth of stories based on both personal experience and creativity ensured great interest and amusement at Scribblers.

His daughter Sarah writes:
“Over the last three years he has had two scrapes with death and serious injury. Kidney cancer in 2005, falling off his mobility scooter last year, whilst eyeing up the ladies playing tennis at Woodbridge tennis club.
“This year, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and there was no escape this time. He died peacefully in his sleep in West Wales, on Thursday 11th October.
He continued to write his often very bawdy stories up until the end of last year, and judging by the weight of paper in the multitude of files in his house, my sister Nicola and I will have a lot of reading matter over the next few years.”

There is a special chair in Felixstowe Library that Allen used whenever he was able to attend, a poignant reminder of a such a lovely character. Rest in Peace, Allen.

A warm welcome to Jane who is currently in the process of relocating to Woodbridge from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, staying in Suffolk during the week and returning to Hertfordshire at the weekends. Jane has dabbled a bit for a long time but began writing more seriously about a year ago when her son started secondary school. Since then she has written some short stories, one of which has been bought by People's Friend. The others have been rejected several times over!

Jane is a local being brought up in Ipswich but left when she was 18 although she remains a lifelong ITFC supporter. She has been seeking a writing group to attend and stumbled across the Scribblers. Testament to her enthusiasm she even participated in the homework assignment.

A warm welcome back to John, a visitor to Felixstowe who regularly stays at Ruth's parent’s hotel. This is the second visit to Scribblers for John who, believe it or not, is in his nineties and although quite hard of hearing, takes an active part in our meetings.

Scribblers News:

Judy wrote:

“How sad about Allen - he was a super chap, I got to know him well during the period that I collected him and took him home - some of his wartime stories were positively hair raising - nothing to do with war, more about having indecent relations with sheep in wellies! - typical Alan eh? I assume the funeral will be in Wales, it was his favourite place and his homeland.

"I won't be at Scribblers on Tuesday as we are going to the boat for one week but I will definitely be at the next meeting so will do the long piece and will read you an excerpt from my Burma book, I've started toting it about though it is only in first draft form. My first bound copy is languishing in the post - I feel as though I have been waiting for ever!”

We know that our livewire Les has not been too well lately and recently we exchanged emails and in the subject line he had typed in ‘Decrepit Old Git’. For a moment I thought he was addressing me! Les wrote:

“I have had to give scribblers a miss lately as I think my brain has seized up, must be this damned epilepsy; the last couple of meetings I attended were agony for me as I could not decipher anything that was being read; it was all a blur, and as for writing , well everything I have written recently has been complete and utter crap, to put it mildly so I am postponing becoming a best seller for a while although I do miss coming to meetings and would love to return to the fold, but you will have to forgive me if I have to leave half way. Hope you understand, all the best Les.”

Maybe we’ll see Les at a future meeting and certainly hope he’ll be able to attend the next social event.

We hear that Kate is now on the mend and is attending a creative writers class in Ipswich so here’s hoping that one day soon she will make it back to Scribblers. It also sounds as if Liz, who attended for a few meetings earlier this year, is also on the course.

Caz has asked me to thank all the participants and sponsors of the recent Jack Wilkinson Memorial Walk in aid of Cancer Research with already £2,000 raised.

Talking of funds, our treasurer Peter, says that a letter from our bankers states that we are to be charged £1 for all deposits into our account. It may mean less banking of the small amounts we collect at meetings.

Our friend Chris in Australia has regularly emailed in ‘homework’ for our meetings but recently time has not allowed us to read it out. It seems a shame that his work is not being shared, but if you would like to read any that he has sent in and return comments or feedback, I am certain it will be appreciated. In a small world, Chris saw my ‘Ipswich Speedway The First 50 Years’ on the website and wondered if Colin Barber, co-author, was the same Colin that he went to school with in Felixstowe just a few years ago. Guess what? It is!

THE CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: will be held on Tuesday 29th January 2008 at the Grosvenor in Ranelagh Road Felixstowe. Menu and bookings will be available for our first meeting. It will be a good idea to order your meals in advance so that the chef knows what to expect! More details nearer the time.


We mentioned at the last meeting about the competition that Maureen Budner ran in memory of her husband Bill. Morag has been in touch with her and reports that Maureen is happy to sponsor another short story competition. She has concerns about involving our Library staff who are so very busy these days but will discuss the competition with Morag in the coming weeks. It is probable that the library will be a collection point for entries with Maureen and friends acting as judges. Competition details will probably be released in February.

Our official website at http://felixstowescribblers.com is now up and running again thanks to Alex. We hope to make some additions to the site soon so please have a look from time to time.

Most up to date information is shown on our weblog at the usual address - http://nar8or.blogspot.com Don’t forget that if you have any news of our old friends, or if you have some news you would like to share, then let us know and we will include it on our weblog.

News coming from Online Scribblers organiser Vincent West that a new completion will begin at the end of the month and will be the last one of the year. Members can log on to http://onlinescribblers.com for information as it appears, or, if you are not already a member then you can either follow the instructions of their home page to register or email the organiser@onlinescribblers.com

The 1,500 word open themed homework assignments.

Barry: Angels: This was a dream sequence where Walter, a custodian was enthralled at the views through the canyon. The weeping rock formation, the storm, the swollen river. Walter in a poncho, was aware of something above him and was scared to look. Suddenly a mountain lion dropped just ahead of him…Dramatic and easy to visualise. Smell the fear!

Tony: The Pedals Of Power: I always rains at 7.10. Newts Day night is always the coldest. The protagonist needed a bath and was sent to the monastery, a haven for the very rich only. There he discovered many strange things like mirrors, shower heads and soap though he didn’t know it. Yet another of the amazing and humorous words of Perry Tratchett (aka Tony)

The 500 word homework assignment on ‘London‘.

Rosie: Seared: A graphic historical account of the Great Fire of London, with amazing description that draws one into the heat of the story.

Jane: The Garden Party: An appealing account of the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, complete with Earl Gray tea and tiny excuses for cucumber sandwiches.

John: The Mirror of My Mind: A hand wiped away the rain from his brow in a sale room and lot 69 was his! A mirror which his wife loved yet in the mirror he recalled from happy times, the coming of Hitler and the sadness of his brother and family. An emotional true life story.

Ruth: The Gift: There was blood on the needle, a death sentence. His name was Brook - whoever called their child that? Remember the men with rings, hotel rooms - how society judged. This a story of Brook and his nurse.

Pat: A Wig and Dreaming: William was woken by a mobile phone on the train but he hadn’t finished his prayer. Why, he wondered, did the Squire, a man from the past, go to such a strange place? A tale with a modern day irritant - the mobile phone on a train journey.

Trish: London Blitz: The Second World War. London. The sirens and folk heading for shelter in the dingy, smelly underground stations. The camaraderie that existed and the hope that London would not be beaten.

Ally: Congratulations: The first day on London Ward. Megan had terrifying images and had lost the will to speak. The loving care that eventually began her revival when she mouthed the word ’congratulations’.

Liliane: London is Not My Favourite City: A true account. Liliane was a refugee in May 1940 at 6½ years of age. The blitz became a nightmare prison. She liked the sights but hated the depressing East End.

Kay: London Town: Powerful vocabulary in a verse expressing memories of the City where she lived that, in Kay’s own inimitable style incited imagery in the mind.

Alex: Untitled: The train slowed and stopped. She looked anxiously into the darkness. The train was late and she was dying for the loo. The compartment stock had no toilet and eventually the train crept into the London station. Relief!

Dick: Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner: The heart of the media, Fleet Street where Dick’s aunt was born in a flat above a restaurant. From being sad as she looked back she became morose because of an unpublished letter to the Daily Mail..

Peter: Cover Street: He wondered how the man got off after running over and killing his sister in a London Street. He wanted to kill him. He took a gun the policeman dropped on his back seat, followed the killer, shot him on a busy street and pushed him under the wheels of a lorry...

Ken: I Hate London (but not as much as Liliane): Seamus had a job set up for him in London. His father did not want him to go but Seamus wanted to pay his way. He’d be back in three months but as he left he whispered ‘I love you’ to his father.

Dave: A Flash of the Past: True story from 1967 - almost bumping into the Royal Family on a far from secure Liverpool Street Station.

Morag: First Impressions: Miss Conroy, a teacher was not cultured like others at the school, her speech peppered with Cockney rhyming slang. Headmaster wanted rid of her before Parents Night but she stayed and proved invaluable..

Thanks to Liliane for collecting the key once again, and for a wonderful set of stories that made the evening into a really enjoyable Felixstowe Scribblers experience.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th November in the Café Libra at Felixstowe Library. Start time 7.30 pm.

The 500 word homework theme is ‘WATER‘. which should help our creativity flow onto the page.

Judy and Trish will provide the open themed 1,500 word homework assignments.

So until next time….

Keep Scribbling!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Felixstowe Scribblers Website

Thanks to Alex, our website is now up and running again. So along with this weblog we are well served in the "virtual" world of the Internet.
See http://felixstowescribblers.com

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Our Next Meeting

Hi Scribblers!

A reminder that our next meeting is on Tuesday 16th October at 7.30 pm in the Café Libra at Felixstowe Library. Start time is at 7.30pm with the 500 word homework theme being 'LONDON' with the 1,500 work by Tony and Barry.

Our website is still unavailable and Alex is investigating though I am pleased to say our weblog remains unaffected.

Until Tuesday,

Keep Scribbling!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


We have learnt the sad news that one of our senior members of Felixstowe Scribblers, Allen Williams, passed away on Thursday last. Allen, who had been ill for a long time, was staying with one of his daughters in his beloved homeland Wales.

A tremendous character with a very special sense of humour, Allen's wealth of stories based on both personal experience and creativity ensured great interest and amusement at Scribblers.

A Welsh rugby fan and a former rum bosun in the Royal Navy, Allen was a published writer in several Technical Journals. A master of mirth with a love of dialogue, Allen first attended Felixstowe Scribblers about five years ago and was a popular contributor to the Anthology with his play "Rabbits".

There is a special chair in Felixstowe Library that Allen used whenever he was able to attend, a poignant reminder of a such a lovely character.

Allen will be missed.

Rest in Peace.

Dave and the Scribblers.

Monday, October 08, 2007


There is a talk on the First 50 Years of Ipswich Speedway by Dave Feakes at the
Felixstowe Family History Society,
Broadway House, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DD
Wednesday, 10th October starting at 7:30pm.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Now, just to be nice, I am not even going to mention the number 10 and
number 12 nor Australia nor England and definitely not the rugby! So

And to think the All Blacks jested 'Four More Years' - That'll teach them!

Next stop the semis - anyone parlez francaise?

Picture from the BBC Rugby Union Website.
Should be captioned 'Up Close and Lovin' It!'



The last saleable copy of the Lost Sock DVD no longer exists. It was spirited away from its resting place at Landguard Fort yesterday so, be warned, that copy YOU have in your DVD rack, could just be a valuable collectors item!


A warning from our Les and Joan.

If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that
he or she is a company engineer, or telling that they're checking your mobile
line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number, end this call immediately without pressing any numbers.

There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your "SIM" card and make calls at your expense.

So be warned - and tell your friends too.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Report of our latest meeting




In the Chair: Kay.

Apologies for absence were received from Ken who has confessed he has to work, and Ruth who is unable to attend due to her husbands work commitments.

In attendance were Dave, Judy, Rosie, Alex, Trish, Morag, Liliane, Kay, Dick, Peter, Barry, Pat, Ginny, Tony and Stephen.

A warm welcome to Ginny, who is a schoolteacher in Colchester. Ginny has been a writer for many years but most of her work has been very private. Now, with her family older, she feels the time is right to ’come out’ and write!

It was nice to Welcome Judy back again after all her travels this year.

Scribblers News:

We found out this evening that Pat has had some of her work read out on radio - so we must be proud that another of our writers has achieved some success over the years.

Judy is expecting the first bound copy of her book to be delivered later this week for a final edit before it is released for sale hopefully next month or possibly in December. Our busy travel writer is also well on the way to completing a second book, on Burma, and is very sad, as we all are, of the current events in that country.

Alex highlighted that Gordon Brown mentioned Liam Fairhurst in his Labour Conference speech and referred to his bravery in raising funds for his friend (our Jack) who died from cancer as he himself suffers from the disease. The Prime Minister promised more funding towards cancer research. Alex also thanked Dick for the way he had organised the Jack Wilkinson Memorial Walk in aid of Cancer Research and for the his well managed press releases.

Last year Maureen Budner ran a competition for both adults and children in memory of her husband Bill Budner who died suddenly early last year. The winners then were our friend Belinda who had returned to her native Australia and donated her winnings to the Scribblers to provide a trophy for a quarterly in house competition. The winner of the children’s section was Rosie who since then joined the Scribblers and has been a regular ever since. Rosie is the current holder of the trophy. It was agreed that Morag will send this information to Maureen and discuss, as she suggested earlier, a second competition in memory of Bill.

Dick reminded everyone that there is a Halloween Frite Nite at Languard Fort on 31st October from 7.15pm. Organised by the Landguard Fort Trust, tickets cost £10 each and admission is for over 18’s only. For tickets please call 01394-273013. (I note admission is from 7.15 and gates close at 8.00pm - so I guess once inside you’re a captive audience….Ed)

Gordon’s wife Rexie is arranging a trip and has tentatively booked a trip to Belgium for the 24th of November which will only cost £24.00 per person. The coach can accommodate 45 people. If you are interested please let Gordon know because the deposit will soon be needed. (If you contact scribblers.1@ntlworld.com your message will be forwarded)

The Christmas Social: will be held on Tuesday 29th January 2008 at the Grosvenor in Ranelagh Road Felixstowe. Menu and bookings will be available for our first meeting. It will be a good idea to order your meals in advance so that the chef knows what to expect! More details nearer the time.

At present our access to the official website at http://felixstowescribblers.com is denied and Alex is contacting the service provider to rectify the problem.

Despite this little setback we still have our weblog running and you can view it at the usual address - http://nar8or.blogspot.com and our Don’t forget that if you have any news of our old friends, or if you have some news you would like to share, then let us know and we will include it on our weblog.

Now for some news of the quite exciting summer competition that was organised by the Online Scribblers at http://onlinescribblers.com. As you will be aware, the open themed competition for members resulted in a first. There was a tie between Morag and Rosie so a tiebreaker was opened for one week only. The result has now been declared with Rosie, writing as Candour Typist, pipping Morag by just two votes. So well done Rosie, commiserations to Morag and all the other entrants who posted their excellent work. A new competition will begin soon and this, I am informed, will be something entirely different! Keep an eye open for information or contact Vincent West for details of membership at organiser@onlinescribblers.com.

The 1,500 word open themed homework assignments.

Pat: The Lady of the Lake:Lyrical story of a famous woman writer confronting the need to change in deepest Africa. Beautifully written and read.

Dave: Six Days: The complications of love and a Valentine’s card sent as a practical joke ended with four lives ruined on a whim.

The 500 word homework assignment on ‘Confessions‘.

Judy: Based on a true story this covers a disastrous sailing trip and the confessions of a thug who turns over a new leaf after listening to Judy’s good sense.

Tony: The Tower Room: More from Perry Trachett. Peanuts and Honions discuss a quest to find the sword of the Kings.

Rosie: Post Cabaret: What happens after the cabaret. Boy chases girl through the primeval rhythms of the night and finally makes it.

Stephen: The Wetlands: Life in the ‘hide’, watching the birds. Peter had lost his wife but remembers her through his visits to the wetlands and bird sanctuaries. A lyrical love story.

Alex: Confessions: A teacher looking back, filled with regrets and longing to reveal his hidden secret to his juniors that the story does not divulge.

Trisha: Confessional: Maggie goes to church looking for forgiveness in the confessional. She confesses to adultery. Afterwards the Father turns out tobe the lover who, in turn, would seek absolution from the Bishop.

Morag: Confessions: A note from the husband ending a marriage that is also a confession that tells the truth of what he really thinks of his wife - and what the wife thinks in response.

Liliane: Confession: A conversation about love, or the lack of it, in marriage, and the problems of dealing with real men. A husband who would really prefer to be a monk.

Kay: The Confession: Death in a Cotswold cottage, a beautiful house and a death filled basement.

Dick: The Judas Mode: The Reverend Collins gets caught by a gang of smugglers who take him for a spy, The group is led by a respected local lady schoolteacher in this historical tale.

Peter: No Catch 23: A criminal trying to get arrested to get away from his wife. He has committed twenty-two previous crimes but someone else always gets the blame. He tries to get arrested for murder but his actions result in an award for bravery instead!

Ginny: Nostalgia or Summer’s End: A short story of a day in the life of a teacher, struggling to work seeing the stranger at the petrol station and remembering the past of her youth, then coming back to earth again.

Barry: Not us: Part of a chapter of the book he is writing. Mum and the boys read a letter which means trouble especially when Dad - the policeman - arrives. The boys had found a German pilot and turned him over to the police.

Thanks to Kay for providing the notes and chairing the meeting, to Liliane for collecting the key once again, to Trish for providing a lovely box of biscuits and for a wonderful set of stories that made the evening into a really enjoyable Felixstowe Scribblers experience.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th October in the Café Libra at Felixstowe Library. Start time 7.30 pm.

The 500 word homework theme is ‘LONDON‘ which surely invokes a whole range of creative possibilities or memories.

Tony and Barry will provide the open themed 1,500 word homework assignment.

So until next time….

Keep Scribbling!

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