Hello, I’m Chloe, welcome to my blog. It’s about writing, so if that’s not your thing, maybe you’re looking for Chloe Turner, singer/songwriter from the small town of Ware in Hertfordshire, or indeed something else entirely.
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This beautiful image is part of a series of knotted tapestries – “The Witchcraft Series” – by the hugely talented textile artist Anne Jackson, which use language and image to explore the history and symbolism of witchcraft. I saw these works at an exhibition at the Museum in the Park in Stroud last year, and this piece in particular sparked the germ of an idea that became a story – Witches Sail in Eggshells – that went on to win the Local Prize in the 2018 Bath Short Story Prize. Continue reading ““Belief, feeling, memory, twisting them into skeins” – inspiration for a story”
It’s not every day the novelist and SALT Publishing editor Nicholas Royle tweets that he’s enjoyed your story, even better when he sends a message later that day to say he’d like to include it in this year’s SALT anthology, Best British Short Stories 2018! That was some months ago, and yesterday this beautiful volume arrived. Continue reading “‘Waiting For The Runners’ in Best British Short Stories 2018”
Earlier this month I was very pleased to have a story published at the Mechanics’ Institute Review’s online home, MIROnline. I started out intending it to be a funny story, but evidently I have deep-seated feelings about children’s parties, and it rapidly turned dark! You can read Piñata here. Continue reading “Piñata – Short Fiction by Chloe Turner”