The Autumn Voices Short Memoir Competition is now open to submissions (free). By way of warming up for it and putting us in memoir mood, I asked Lynn’s permission to put online the delightful memoir she read out at the writers’ group I attend. Lynn says of herself:
I’m seventy years of age and I live in a town on the Clyde coast.
I’ve always written for various reasons. Sometime just to get things off my chest, writing can be so cathartic, but mostly for pleasure.
I’m married with one son, a daughter in law and a granddaughter who also, to my great delight, writes.
I enjoy writing ghost stories although I would run a mile if I ever saw one. I also write fiction and memoirs and am at present busy writing a book of those memoirs for my granddaughter in the hope that she will be able to use the places and the people that I have loved in her stories.
‘If I should die before I wake….’
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