Stories

Having enjoyed my work-life years performing, teaching and recording music, in my leisure time I enjoyed nothing better than drawing, painting and spending time with my dog/s. In 2004 a very special dog, Busby came into my life and I found a new passion – dog training!
Cutting back on my work-load and having already outlined many ‘Busby’ stories, the first being inspired by a visit to the Brecon Mountain Railway with my beloved Parson Russell, I signed up for a Creative Writing Course and was rewarded by having one of my short stories ‘A Cross to Bear’, NOT dog related, but a 500 word story on life in a Dorset Workhouse,  accepted by the Dorset Writers Network for their 2015 anthology ‘This Little World’.
Retiring to Wales, I joined the Bridgend Writers Circle and was winner of the ‘Memoir’ section of the Saviker Shield and joint runner-up in the George Perry Short Play Competition. The following year I was lucky enough to be outright winner of  the treasured Saviker Memorial trophy, as well as winning both the Railton Shield and the Keith Coles Poetry Shield and runner-up in their Monologue Competition.
Continuing my ‘learning curve’ into Creative Writing, I secured a place on a Scriptwriting Course run by Nicko Vaughn De-Wheele, a lecturer at Swansea University.
For 2018, with the Bridgend Writers Circle, I was successful in wining the Endeavour Competition with an article entitled ‘Your Starter For Ten’ regarding the very topical subject regarding the use of mobile devises in restaurants. I also was runner-up for the Saviker Sheild, winning the Short Story section with ‘The Great Gnome Mystery’.
I also joined both the Bridgend and Porthcawl U3A Writing Groups, and have for the past year, been the compiler and editor of the Bridgend U3A Newsletters and Magazine and was equally delighted when another of my short stories ‘The Goblin Stone’, a 1000 word children’s Gothic Horror story, (again NO dogs) has been chosen for entry into Porthcawl U3A’s 2018 Anthology, all profits are going to the Porthcawl RNLI.
Even though there have already been many, many ‘dog’ stories written over the years and many children dream of owning a puppy, I realised the potential for a new angle to the ‘Golden Fleece’ genre, featuring a young girl and her dog. So just imagine what it’s like never to be bored, when your thoughts and artistic talents can transport you into a magical world of your own creation; to go wherever and be whatever you want to be, even if only on paper! So join 11-year-old Kaitlyn and Busby on a journey that will take you into a world of imagination and wonder.

http://worldofbusby.com/stories/