Lynne E Blackwood is a low-income, disabled Anglo-Indian writer of poetry, plays, stories, novels who loves performance and engaging with audiences. Her stories feature in Closure, Asian Writer Prize, Brighton Prize anthologies amongst others and her poetry chapbook is in final edits. Two poems appear in the Filigree anthology. Her shorts collection, based on her Anglo-Indian family history, was longlisted for the 2018 SI Leeds Prize with one story longlisted for the 2018 Historical Writers Association Prize. A first novel, based in contemporary Caucasus on a background of Russian political interference, is in submission. The ongoing second novel was a WriteNow 2017 finalist.
My father was similar to one of those smooth, flat pebbles discovered on a shingle beach amongst the many uneven ones, standing out from all others, a temptation for the stone-skimming child that I was. With arm stretched taut beside my child’s body and then a wide swing full of expectation, I would hold my […]