Obviously, I'm talking about me above. Yes, my first ever publication was at the age of 15. I've written about it in detail in another blog post, but Nik Kershaw was on the front of that magazine, which was amazing to me at the time - I loved his music, and he was... you know... a boy. Ooh!
Anyway, fast forward to today, and I've a 100 word story included in a book with Nik Kershaw on the front. Even better, he's written in it too.
This book is the brainchild of the delightful and incredibly talented Caroline Smailes, who put out a call for submissions for 100 word stories inspired by videos on YouTube.
I realised instantly that I'd need something quirky to be in with a chance of getting published in a collection like this. As much as I love a good lyric, I actually picked a song that I struggle to sing along with. This music video provided an accompaniment to the first holiday my husband and I went on together in 1998 when it was at it's peak of popularity in Europe. You will probably recognise the tune from a certain
It was the video that inspired my story, My Morning Cappuccino. I think you'll be able to guess why, when you read it.
Imagine, if you will a child today. A child who doesn't say much, but lives in fear. A child who has suffered at the hands of others. This child needs someone to turn to. The charity One in Four helps people who are sexually abused. Think about that title - One in Four.
All profits from sales of this book are going to One in Four. I am so proud to be a part of it.
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