Follow a story trail

Tag3 Lamppost on Redcliff Hill cr Judy DarleyVery happy to say that my short story Under The Surface has been selected as part of Redcliffe Future Way, a Dream of a Shadow story trail around Bristol’s Redcliffe area.

The organisers describe the venture as “an amazing first-of-its-kind, art project collaborating with published authors, budding writers, artists, architects and community groups to challenge the way we view our city.” The featured stories each explore, in their own way, how these streets will look in years to come.

Tag1 lamppost btwn The Ship Inn and St Mary Redcliffe cr Judy DarleyHow exciting! I’m one of four contributing writers and am chuffed to bits to have had my story chosen.  The other members of the gang include Grace Palmer of Novel Nights with her tale Redcliffe Mornings, David J Rodger with Redcliffe Requiem and Angela Brooks with Don’t Look Back.

I’m really intrigued about how the trails will play out. The trail opens Friday 1st May 2015 at 1pm and running indefinitely. The advice on the website is that the stories are ‘tagged’ to locations within Redcliffe “forming a series of fictional trails to be followed through the physical city. These tags can be scanned via QR codes, and accessed via a password located on the tag, revealing a virtual fiction which immerses the reader between realities in a format used by the Bristol Story Trail.”

To find trail points, check out the Future Way Map and visit