Sunday, 8 November 2020

Stroud Short Stories 20th Event 'DISRUPTION' - part of the 2020 Stroud Book Festival 

YouTube links here - Free and Unticketed

Grab a cup of tea or something stronger and click on the links to see the authors read their stories. I have placed the stories in an order which I think works well, but you can, of course, pick and choose as you wish.

This event is dedicated to the late Rick Vick - author, creative writing tutor, events organiser and SSS alumnus.

Many thanks to Dr Steve Goodwin of the Cotswold Playhouse/Amberley Music Makers for the videos; to Ali Bacon, my co-judge on this occasion; and to Stroud Book Festival for their support.




👈 Stroud Short Stories Organiser John Holland introduces the event






👉 He followed her up the footpath and across the meadow as though retracing her route would somehow bring her back -
Steve Wheeler reads Puffballs






👈 A crack has split the town in two and even the dogs are afraid to cross it - Robin Booth reads Two Towns


👉 Feel the tension when three siblings come together at their mother's hospital bed - Claire Harrison reads Peace Lily





👈 What happens when the Big Man says he is very, very sorry - Mark Rutterford reads Correcting an Error







👉 An elegy for lost love and an exploration of what can happen when you live alone - Geoff Mead reads White Christmas



👈 A minor accident makes a teenage boy face up to his grandfather -
Hannah Glickstein reads Roadkill






👉 How long will a man lie i the earth ere he rot? Simon Piney reads Waking the Dead







👈 Is there a line that you wouldn't cross?
Sharon Webster reads Jumping the Queue





👉 Isolated during a pandemic, Frank begins to suspect a connection between the virus and the climate change protesters camped outside his home - Stephen Connolly reads The Corvidae Diary





👈 Death comes to Derbyshire’s fourth largest tourist attraction - Emma Kernahan reads A Brief History of Lady Charlotte, Duchess of Beaumont

If you enjoyed the stories, or just want to support SSS, why not buy the book? Six of tonight's authors have stories in the SSS Anthology 2015-18. In all there are 57 stories by 45 Gloucestershire authors. More info and links to buy here.