Vivid imag­i­na­tion proves a real win­ner for Phyl­lis

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P hyl­lis Nor­rie hap­pily ad­mits that she has a vivid imag­i­na­tion. Now that imag­i­na­tion has helped her to be­come sec­ond prize win­ner in the Let’s Talk short story com­pe­ti­tion for the sec­ond time.

In 2016 Phyl­lis, of Holt in Nor­folk, was de­lighted to be named a run­ner-up in our pop­u­lar com­pe­ti­tion, backed by Jar­rold.

Now, a year later, Phyl­lis’ story, called ‘The Lion of Times Square’, has achieved a sim­i­lar hon­our, win­ning her a year’s sub­scrip­tion to Let’s Talk mag­a­zine.

“I stud­ied English lit­er­a­ture for my de­gree and I en­joy read­ing and writ­ing,” says Phyl­lis, now re­tired, af­ter work­ing as a project man­ager.

“I have a very vivid imag­i­na­tion. I have just started work­ing on a chil­dren’s book about the lion in this story. This will be my first foray into writ­ing for chil­dren,” she adds, clearly de­lighted at again fin­ish­ing among the top three in our an­nual com­pe­ti­tion which, as al­ways, at­tracted a large en­try of sto­ries.

“Please pass on my thanks to the judg­ing panel for se­lect­ing my story to be a run­ner-up,” she says.

Phyl­lis Nor­rie won sec­ond prize in the Let’s Talk Short Story com­pe­ti­tion.

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