Browsing Archive: June, 2011


Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, June 6, 2011,
Have you ever tried googling yourself?  
The first time I tried it was after a bad day and I thought it might cheer me up.  It did.  I discovered that I'd been shortlisted in a competition and came across a couple of reviews of my stories.  The next time, I found two of my poems that I had sent to a magazine without getting a response had been published, and someone had used a mini story of mine on their blog without my permission.  The mini story, titled 'Stone, Scissors, Paper', was about t...
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Good News

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, In : Competitions 
Even in the most frustrating weeks there are things to savour.  Last week it was winning the Slingink Shorts 2011 competition.  The anthology will be titled after my entry, 'Communication' and it will also contain my two other entries, 'Still' and 'Combat'.  Of course, there'll be lots more to read in it too.  I'll post the details as soon as I get them, or you can read the top three entries online at
The competition's run annually for mini stories of 140 words plus a one wo...
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About Me

My writing career began as a freelance feature writer for the local press, businesses and organisations. Now a prize-winning playwright and short story writer, my work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic. I write as K. S. Dearsley because it saves having to keep repeating my forename, and specialise in fantasy and other speculative genres.

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