Kathleen Wing

Kathleen Wing

Winner of the First Prize


The Shaman

I'm originally from London but grew up in the Westcountry.

I now live in Plymouth where I'm part of a community team which manage a 35 hectare urban Local Nature Reserve.

I'm also one of the founding members of a small writers group called Ocean City Writers who regularly attend literary events and open mic nights around the city.

I won the Plymouth Literature Festival "Flash Fiction Slam" in 2019 & also in the same year had a short story published in" A Flash of Silver Green", an international anthology of short stories on an environmental theme.

I first read Saki's short stories when I was a teenager and have been re-reading them ever since. One of my favourite stories has always been "Gabriel-Ernest", which was the inspiration for my own story "The Shaman".