One day, I just had to write a funny almost true story

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It was the Summer of 2011 and I was preparing for the annual Barbadian festival known as NIFCA (the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts).  I was running out of time.  What should I write about?  No ideas for poetry or prose were forthcoming for days on end but then late one night I had a “my son Nathan” thought and the words leapt from my head into my fingertips and onto my laptop screen.

A short fun story came to life.  Yes, I had to change the names to protect the potentially guilty but the response then – the story won a silver award that year and I was asked to perform it at the festival’s literary arts gala event which was sooooo awesome – and even today has been amazing.  No matter how many times I read this particular work I fall in love with it all over again … but I digress.

It is another year and I am once more preparing to write for NIFCA.  Again, the words are hiding from me (presumably until the eleventh hour).  Where is my poetry and my prose?  I keep calling but nothing answers.  So what will I do until my brain is zapped by literary lightning?  Share the condensed published version of my story entitled “What a Lime of a Night” for your enjoyment of course.  If you have additional time take a look at some of the other stories to be found in Anansesem Caribbean Children’s Literature E-zine, a cool magazine with stories written just for kids and young adults.

Happy reading, and wish me luck with this year’s submissions because as I would say in Bajan dialect: I gine need it!   🙂

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NB: A fun submission for the WordPress Photo Challenge: muse … because I always go back to my son who continues to feed my short story writing muse 🙂









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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

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