Welcome to Sherri Matthew’s Summerhouse in the UK: this week’s stop on the Rough Writers Tour Around the World.
Sherri discusses the role that flash fiction plays in her memoir writing in both an entertaining and informative way.
After you read Sherri’s post, pack your bags and get ready to travel. Next stop will be with me: from the UK in the north to sunny Queensland in the south. See you then!
When I moved house last October, I said goodbye to my Summerhouse. That is, to the wood and nails of it. To the little wooden house painted blue , strung with pretty bunting and lights which no longer belongs to me.
My Summerhouse wasn’t just my writing space; over the years, it was home to a nest of bumble bees in the ground below, several spiders and their cobwebs spun in dusty corners, and a hedgehog who took up residence at the back.
I miss it, but I smile through my wistful nostalgia when I look at the photos, because I know that it is the virtual essence of the Summerhouse that remains.
My Summerhouse is imaginary now, a virtual meeting place, but it is no less real, filled with you, my lovely people. A community created by the footprints you leave with…
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