Hastings Writers’ Group

TIME passes quickly for us writers. Before we knew it, it was Monday, January 20, time to submit our entries for the first competition of 2014.

For a change, we had to write a 1,500-word short story from a given first paragraph.

Some people had clearly struggled with this, but we still had an excellent field of entries. Members read extracts from their work on the night - as the given paragraph was a little cataclysmic, many of the entries dealt with very dramatic events - the Twin Towers, German reunification, and even the Nativity. Others were less serious, including a tantalising excerpt from a story about escaped maggots.

Hastings Writers’ Group meets fortnightly at the White Rock Hotel. The group is currently fully subscribed, but if you would like to know more about our activities or to be put on our membership waiting list, please email membership.HWG@gmail.com or telephone Stephanie Gaunt on 01424 252888.

Our current anthology Animal Writes, which benefits RSPCA Bluebell Ridge and also Dogs for the Disabled can be purchased online from our website, www.hastingswriters.co.uk. You can also find our page on Facebook.