Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Inspiration

My latest story The Rainbow Baby is in the current issue of The People's Friend.

Following the examples of Wendy Clark and Tracy Fells I thought I would show what inspired me to write it. The picture here says it all. I don't think any further explanation is required.


This is my wife Ruth with Finlay and his baby sister, my five month old granddaughter, Orla.

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely photo - looking forward to reading your story x

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    1. I was about to read yours, Teresa, but my wife took it out with her so it will have to be later.

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  2. Glad to be an inspiration for your inspiration slot! A lovely story and glad to be sharing the PF pages with you, Keith.

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    1. Enjoyed your Bournemouth Belle story last week, Wendy, and I've read the inspiration on your blog.

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  3. Absolutely loved your story, Keith - and isn't the illustration perfect for it. I had a tear at the end, lovely x

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  4. Just read your story - The Big Secret - Teresa. Brilliant. Aren't children a fantastic source of inspiration?

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I may blog about the inspiration behind that one :-)

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  5. Lovely photo, Keith, and love the idea of the blanket inspiring the story. And well done on another success. :)

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    1. Thanks, Carol. It's all happened since I joined NWC.

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  6. Oh, hope I haven't missed it, will get one tomorrow.

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    1. Should be in the shops until Tuesday, Susan. Hope you enjoy it.

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  7. What a wonderful picture! You don't need a muse. There's plenty of inspiration to be found in that beautiful family of yours.

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  8. Thanks, Susan. Young Finlay has already been the subject of several of my stories.

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  9. Popped over from Teresa's to read your inspiration, Keith.
    What a lovely photo - and I really enjoyed the story.

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  10. Thank you, Pat. It's great having the support of all you regular magazine contributors.

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  11. Yes the picture tells a story.

    I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award, Keith.

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    1. Thanks, Patsy. I did the VB thing a while ago but I'll tell you a couple more random facts here:
      I hate driving and my favourite dessert is bread and butter pudding.

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  12. Love the blanket - did your wife knit it?

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    1. Yes she did, Sally. The PF story is about granny knitting the blanket and her grandson wanting to help.

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  13. Hi Keith, thank you for hunting me out. I was just having so much trouble with blogger. I hated leaving but I couldn't upload any pictures. I tried everything I could think of to sort out the problem. Your news is wonderful. Well done. I would love to get just one story in FB just so I can say I've done it. As you know I write dark stuff mainly. It's one of the challenges I set myself when I started writing. Good luck with your next project.

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  14. Good to be in touch again, Paula. You were one of my first followers. Keep going with the short stories. Persistence is the key.

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