Friday, 27 April 2018

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The Telegraph runs a weekly travel writing competition. They want 'feature articles' of 500 words. The prize is publication in The Daily Telegraph, plus £250 in the foreign currency of your choice. There's also an annual award of £1,000 for the article which is considered best overall.

Did I tell you about the time we went to Dunkirk and, in my search for wildflowers, accidentally wandered into a nuclear power station ... carrying a large camera, no ID and the sort of embarrassment over my almost non existent French which makes me look and sound guilty as soon as I say bonjour?




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  1. Oh my! I would have been so scared!

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    1. I wasn't scared, but I was a bit concerned we might be in for a lengthy period of questioning.

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  2. Well, they should have fenced it off, goofs.

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    1. There were fences in some places, but also roads and paths with no gates ...

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  3. Excellent find, Patsy. The competition as well as the nuclear thing.

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    1. There's no telling what I'll stumble upon next!

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  4. Thanks, Patsy. That's a great travel competition! Only 500 words :-) And my heart would have dropped out of my body if I'd ever wandered onto a facility like that by mistake! What an adventure to write about. Conjures up lots of story ideas too.

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    1. It might be difficult to make it seem accidental in fiction. Fortunately I managed to do that when it actually happened.

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    2. I know what you mean, Patsy! Inspired by this competition I quickly wrote up a little article for it and then found it's not for overseas entrants! Anyway, I'll see if I can find another market it for it.

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  5. For some reason I've never entered this - I'll have to check again because it may be because it's only open to UK residents. As for your story, Patsy - you should write it up and enter!! :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. I know of better tourist destinations, Susan!

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