Victory Sandwich – Author’s Notes

victory sandwich - Author's NoteI’ve already given some background on my story Victory Sandwich in its introduction however beyond giving the basic reason why the story exists it doesn’t really say much else so lets correct that now with an Author’s Note post.

Why It Exists

For those who don’t want to go back and re-read the introduction to Victory Sandwich, the story was written for an online competition called #LastLineFirst that ran on Natalie Bowers website. The only guidelines were that your story had to be under 200 words and start with the opening line Natalie provided. The week I entered the line was:

Sometimes you feel like you’ve just saved the world

This opening line linked itself, in my head, to the concept of ‘pride comes before a fall’ and so decided to write a story around that.

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A New Looking Website & Other Updates

A New Looking Website & Other UpdatesThings have changed around here. You probably have noticed. I’ve ditched the old blog format and gone for something that looks a bit more websity so it seems suitable to do a general round-up of all the changes and other news that is happening.

Website Update

As I said back in January I wanted to change this website away from the blog format into something that focus much more on my creative writing. I feel the new format does this with three out of the six menu options focusing on my writing. I’ve also added links to my Author’s Notes article below each of the stories that have one.

The biggest change has been to the blog where lots of my old categories have been slimmed down into a single category called General Musings. This will allow me to focus on my Author’s Notes articles.

For those who liked my TV and Movie Reviews can still find them under Old Projects and I’m hoping to upload all the reviews to this site shortly. Other things I want to add to the site is changing all the links to the colour red but this is a major re-coding job and will take time.

Writing News

I’m afraid there is no good news in regarding to my writing. In about a week I received emails saying I’d been rejected/lost four writing competitions. Of course it wasn’t easy reading those emails but these things happen. I’ve still got a couple of stories out in the big wide world which I’m hopefully will be well received.

On the self publishing front I published Victory Sandwich, my entry into the #LastLineFirst comp from March and I’ve got another piece of Flash Fiction coming shortly so look out for that.

Victory Sandwich

Victory SandwichLast week I entered the #LastLineFirst competition on Natalie Bowers website. The aim of the competition was to write a story less than 200 words that had the opening line:

Sometimes you feel like you’ve just saved the world

The prize, if you won, was that your last line would be the new first line people had to use in the following week’s stories. Sadly I didn’t win but I thought I’d share my story with you anyway, mostly because it has one of my favourite titles I’ve come up with – Victory Sandwich!

Enjoy and let me know what you think of it in the comments below

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