Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Liz Carr

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Liz Carr, and read her submission, A Mere Mortal. Liz Carr has been a writer and editor in higher education, for charities, and commercial organisations since 1990. She has also [...]

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Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Julia Macfarlane

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Julia Macfarlane, and read her submission, Cornwall For A Change. After a varied career, encompassing time as a tax inspector, a French-German translator, and management positions in various universities, Julia packed [...]

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Aidan McNally

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Aidan McNally, and read his submission, Safe Harbour. Born Dublin Ireland, very much the countryside region of the wonderful capital city. The 70's and 80's has proven to be the [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Read Street of the Scream by Sharon Tregenza

Children's author and Cornish maid Sharon Tregenza has provided The Bandwagon with her short story, Street of the Scream, for Cornish Reading Challenge participants to read and enjoy. Beware the scream that can’t be seen, the icy stare, beware, beware – or it will push you over. Saved by the bell? All well, all well, [...]

The Last Day of Captain Lincoln by EXO Books

I review The Last Day of Captain Lincoln by EXO Books. Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy. Captain Lincoln's last day is the hardest day of his life. An old, onetime Captain of the interstellar spaceship USNAS Hope Eternal, Lincoln always knew that this day would come. For just as birthdays are [...]

Grave Oversight by Vikki Patis

I entered this short story into Stephen King's recent competition with The Guardian. Needless to say, I wasn't shortlisted, so my work will never be read by Mr King himself. But the competition gave me the drive to finally finish a story, to write and rewrite and put myself out there for the world to [...]

Waggy Tales by Vikki Patis

A few months ago, I wrote a short story for my partner's family, to cheer them up during a difficult time. It features several of their animals, as well as my cats, and a host of other furry friends. Below is the first chapter - it's suitable for all ages, and is illustrated by my [...]