With a little encouragement from a friend, I’ve written and submitted a short play to the BBC’s ‘Opening Lines‘ submissions competition.
Pitching between 1900 and 2000 words in mainly monologue format, it was an interesting challenge and a departure from my previous work.
Some of last year’s winning submissions can be read on-line here. They range from interesting to slightly disturbing.The format is condensed prose, almost poetic in its intensity.
My entry, which details an Army veteran’s fight back from depression, hits the spot at exactly 1950 words. The veteran’s carer encourages him to write about the circumstances of his debilitating injury, something which leads him out of the darkness.
Fingers crossed that it’s well received, although I’ll have no idea if I’ll be a hero or a zero until May 15th.
Wish me luck?
In the meantime, I continue to