Tell me about your
story in Aftermath
- but don't give any spoilers!
Lost and Found is the story of a man who refuses to accept the rules imposed on society during the pandemic.
What inspired you to write this?
In the early days of lockdown, I was saddened by the substantial few who carried on regardless. So, I wanted to write a story that took a man from total disregard to paying the price as a kind of protest against the selfish.
Why did you think it
important to contribute to this collection?
A collection of stories and poems, dealing with every conceivable aspect of living with the world pandemic is important. As terrible as things have been, we will come out the other side, move on, and find our lives concerned with all the myriad matters that are about being human. We will forget some of what has happened, and we will forget quickly. History books will detail the facts, but a book like Aftermath records forever how it felt. That’s why it’s important.
How have you coped with
I thank the stars that the pandemic has not touched those I love with any serious illness or financial problems. I know I have been lucky, and I have spent the last year or so writing more than I have ever written. But I have also felt a huge reconnect with the things that are important in life. It has been good to be reminded of all the things that in normal times we can so easily take for granted or we even fail to see.
Can you tell us about your other publications?
I primarily write for the stage and have twenty-five short plays, one act plays, and full-length plays published by Lazy Bee Scripts. Tony Domaille (lazybeescripts.co.uk) A number of my scripts are award winning, including other short plays published by the Ilkley Playhouse and Pint Size Plays. I also enjoy short story writing, with many published by Café Lit, Your Cat Magazine, Seven Magazine and in a more than a dozen anthologies.