HOW I CAME TO WRITE THE ADMIRERS
I once had a neighbour who always had four cats. If one died, got run over or met a similar fate, she straightaway got another.
One day I was in her house and her cats were all around us. Her man friend, Kim, was there too.
I said to her, ‘I don’t know, Annie, one day I am going to come in here and Kim will be gone and you will have another cat.’
‘Yes,’ she said, picking up the cat, who was called Simpson, ‘This one was once Mr Simpson, our insurance man.
‘You’ll have to write a story,’ she said, ‘about a lady who turns men into cats.’
As I walked the three doors from her house to mine, I thought, how do I write that? Once upon a time, there was a lady who turned men into cats. End of story.
I did not know how to tell it. How to begin.
I returned home and lay on my bed and, after a while, thought, I will have to see it. See the lady. See her in a picture, in a frame. So, in my head, I wrote, ‘Picture her now in her garden. Framed by…’
And once I’d put those words down on paper, the story wrote itself.
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Pamela Pickton‘s novel Neverland is on sale on amazon now, and on all good ebook websites, and read about her travails and worldly challenges in her Zitebooks collection of short stories, Reasons, which is also available to download from Amazon..