For our May Story Friday In Focus, we set our writers a visual challenge, and they rose to it brilliantly. We gave them a batch of black and white photographs to use as inspiration (see below). We were astonished by the diversity and quality of the stories we received. The stories ranged from heaven to the apocalypse, from World War 1 to an art gallery near you. They came up with stories about birch woods and hula hoops, art galleries, God – and Mrs Thatcher got a look in too. They made us think, made us feel and made us laugh.
These are the writers and the titles of the stories we heard:
Kit De Waal Unfaithful to the Land (Read by Olly Langdon)
Anne Corlett Speeding
Christine Roberts Who’s Laughing Now? (Read by Clare Reddaway)
Julie Green Making an Exhibition
Clare Reddaway Hula Hoops Were My Downfall
Tricia Wastvedt Stone Lion (Read by Rachel Perry)
Philip Douch Interesting, eh?
We were really pleased to welcome John Breese and Charlotte Carrivick to In Focus. John and Charlotte brought their distinctive bluegrass sound to get our feet tapping. John and his banjo will be familiar to Story Friday regulars.
Story Friday was 23rd May at Burdall’s Yard, 7A Anglo Terrace, Bath BA1 5NH.
Here are the pictures: