We are now in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic but before it started spreading out from China I found myself wondering about food security. It was February, I was on a train headed south and using the opportunity to write a short story for a competition. https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk/short-fiction-competition
The remit was to imagine Scotland in 2030. I had three false starts before finding what I wanted to write. It is a serious story but written in a comic way. You can read it here:
I found myself writing about a micro community that was growing food and I named it after my own home. That got me thinking and when I got back to Scotland I decided to begin what I’d been writing about and see what happens….
I have a garden full of flowers and vegetable beds and trees and a pond. There’s really no more room for food growing BUT several of my neighbours don’t use their gardens ……
I went to see one of them and the people he rents from. I explained my worry about food shortages in the future …
They were very happy to allow me to plant vegetables. They haven’t read my story yet but maybe they’ll read it here.
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Enjoyed the story Clare – good luck in the competition! When are the results to be announced?
Thanks for reading it. I’m not sure about the results. it was supposed to be 3rd May but another competition I entered were about three to four weeks late with their shortlist, which incidentally I’m on hurray!