The gas meter box at Lympstone church has an angelic chap on its roof. He's probably reading the gospels but I like to think he has dropped dead from the shock of his gas bill. My question is why are angels masculine? Are there female angels? Can I refer to an angel as it?
That's really all I have to say about angels apart from my favourite angels are the lovely couple in Philip Pullman's Dark Materials.
Really, how I go on...the first thing I should be saying is a great big congratulations to Laura Shepherd from winning the Flash Competition. A nearly as big congratulations to Trish Leake who is the runner up and similar sized congratulations to the short and long-listed folk. All very well done. The two winning stories can be read HERE.
Take a look at the Exeter Poetry Festival brochure. There are tickets still available.
There will be a Writers' Surgery on December 1st with myself and Sophie Duffy. We will be asking for work to be submitted in advance, so consider any writing ailments you might have. It's still in the planning stage but I will keep you informed.
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