Saturday, December 12, 2009

My shortlisted entry to the Cuffer Prize '09 is published in The Telegram today, in case anyone's interested in a sample of my writing. The challenge was to write a 1200-word short story. Most of my stories are between 4,000 and 5,000 words, so it really was a challenge. This one, called "Treed," very much reflects my philosophy of life and the way in which I sometimes find myself at odds with a materialistic society. Plus, it was fun to write about a man who just wants to climb trees.

Hope you enjoy it.



  1. I read this today! Loved the story.. Can see why it was a challange to make it so short! I agree with you too, about the msg and the view on that life aspect!