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Short Story – ‘Wahiba’ by Alan Oberman

Wahiba The tiny twin-propeller aircraft hums low over the desert. All is empty, devoid of any object to focus the eye, yet not featureless. Swells and troughs of sand paint a vast abstract canvas where sharp ridges of dune divide … Continue reading

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THE 2020 RICHARD BOOTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION – Submissions Invited.

THE 2020 RICHARD BOOTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION This is an annual non-fiction competition, open to members and non-members of Hay Writers’ Circle. Pieces of 600-1500 words on any non-fiction theme are accepted. Prizes are awarded for first, second and … Continue reading

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Frances Copping – Hay Writers’ Circle Lifetime President 1979-2020

Frances Copping – Hay Writers’ Circle President 1979-2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved Hay Writers’ Circle President, Frances Copping, who died suddenly. Frances was the founder of the then, Hay and … Continue reading

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Short Story by Kerry Hodges

“Walking on the Wild Side” By Kerry Hodges   He walks briskly into the bedroom; eyes scanning the half-light, anxious for reassurance, though the room is familiar; his escape, his delight.   Standing on the once expensive, well-worn rug, he … Continue reading

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Fiction Competition – Winner’s Announced.

Fiction Competition – Results! Article by C. Harris. Our fiction competition was judged by Jan Newton, who announced the winning entries at our Christmas lunch in December.  Jan is a successful author, whose books ‘Remember No More’ and ‘Rather To … Continue reading

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Hay Writers’ in Hay Library – Celebrating 40 years

This year Hay Writers’ Circle celebrates an incredible 40 years of writing together. Started and still presided over by our President, Frances Copping, our group has enjoyed a lively variety of talented members since its 1979 inception. As part of … Continue reading

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Short Fiction – “Picky-up Thingy”

Picky-up Thingy by Alan Oberman Granny’s got this picky-up thingy. It’s black and silver and when you squeeze a handle at one end, two fingers come together at the other end. Granny can’t bend down because her knees hurt so she … Continue reading

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Celebrating 40 Years of Writing Together.

  The Hay Writers’ Circle celebrates forty years of writing together. In 1979 our founder, Frances Copping, had moved to Hay from Wimbledon and wanted to find a writers’ group. Failing to do so she decided to start one herself … Continue reading

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“Some years’ ago, a friend told me this rather strange tale…” by Ann Riviere

Long time Hay Writers’ Circle member, Ann Riviere pens an illusive short story for January 2019.  Some years’ ago, a friend told me this rather strange tale.   She told me it was true, but I wonder? “It was a bitterly … Continue reading

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Jean O’Donoghue’s “Big Issue” a Gripping Gothic Tale Of Our Times.

BIG ISSUE by Jean O’Donoghue An Epigraph Dear Reader I am setting down this tale for you, exactly as it was told to me. My name is Canon Archibald Stanley and I am a retired Rural Dean from Kent. I … Continue reading

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