My fault for not checking but a nice surprise to find my short horror story, Witch’s Alien, was awarded third place in the winter competition at The Grail. This is a forum for mainly literary writers, many of whom I know from other forums such as Cafe Doom and Bibliophilia. So what did I do with my prize money? Paid for my 2009 subscription! Congratulations to Patsy and Rachel for coming first and second in the Grail competition.
For the first Sunday for four weeks I was able to do a 30 miles cycle ride to Pontybodkin and back to Chester without rain, without slipsliding on ice and no fog! See the photo I took enroute. So I was able to rotate my legs and think of subplotting in my Xaghra’s Revenge novel in progress. Nearly finished, only a month or two to go.