Tickled pink to discover today (09.08.22) that I have won the Folkestone StoryMap competition with my story, Time and Motion, about H G Wells. Not only will it be recorded by an actor and included on the Folkestone StoryMap web page but I will receive a £100 prize. How exciting is that!
This is what they’ve written about me:
Congratulations to long-term Folkestone resident Louise Peregrina who has scooped Folkestone StoryMap‘s short story competition winning £100 for her story Time and Motion.
The free to enter competition was open over the summer for short stories inspired by one of Folkestone’s most famous writers, HG Wells.
Time and Motion will now be recorded by an actor and join the six other stories located in the Lower Leas Coastal Park which are all accessible via QR codes.
Her story was partly inspired by her love of local history and the fact that HG Wells used to refer to Folkestone’s second now defunct funicular lift near his Spade House home as ‘his moving staircase’.
Some of the contributors to ‘Out of Cinque’ at Hythe Festival
Very excited this week (11.07.22) to receive the anthology ‘Out of Cinque’ which contains my first ever published short story, ‘Voice’. The anthology contains stories and poem about the Cinque Port of Hythe.
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‘Read your story for ‘Out of Cinque’ last night and loved it. Perhaps I am younger than I thought. It sends a message to all of us , to listen, observe and enjoy the beauty of nature… very moving in the context of Princes Parade.’ EMS