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  • Fiction: ‘Lily Shaw’
    I truly loved with all my heart but once. I believe that’s the only way we can ever be sure we have actually experienced love, when we feel something so strong, so over-powering, that it lingers across our entire lives. And when we look back, no matter how happy we are now, we only wonder …
  • Fiction: ‘The Letter’
    Dear son, The wind still plays that same old note as it travels down from the mountains and sweeps over the hills. It rushes into the glen where I can hear it whistle in our roof. The walls creak from the strain of its force and the glass rattles in the window frame. One night …
  • Fiction: ‘The Broken Wing Butterfly’
    She landed on the daisy as daintily as she could, spreading her wings to keep her balance. The wind was blowing in gusts, which made landing a difficult process, but once her feet had taken hold of the silver petals, she knew she was safely home. Her wings were faded when compared with the others …

Now a little about me,
In case you’re curious to see…




I wonder if there’s a word to describe those who love words…

Not just any words, but beautiful combinations of words. Ones that ingrain themselves in the very fibre of your being.

There’s a power in the stories we tell. These are our heritage. The tales we share with each other, pass down to our children and enshrine in our collective memory.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Kat, and I’m a storyteller.

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