The Winning Ruthless Rhyme
George’s New Year’s Resolution
New Year, he thought, was just the chance
To buy a little place in France.
When Mavis once again said no,
George knew that she would have to go.
His beating heart was all a-quiver,
As George pushed Mavis in the river.
And as she floated down the stream,
George shrugged and muttered, ‘Vive la dream’.
After Harry Graham’s Ruthless Rhymes
About the Author
Angela Perkins is a 45-year-old legal secretary, married, with a 12-year-old daughter. For the last 23 years she has lived in Hastings and loves living and working by the sea. In addition to writing, she enjoys card making and also dancing, specifically tap and jazz (to a surprisingly low standard considering the number of lessons she has had).
Writing was something that Angela always intended to do at some point in the future. She started in earnest a couple of years ago, having suddenly realized that she had hit middle age and really ought to get on with it.
A great believer in the saying that everyone has one story in them, Angela was delighted to find that she apparently has more than one, currently having three novels in first draft and a fourth on the way.
The past few months have been very much taken up with writing short stories and Angela has started to have some success in competitions with these. Humour has a way of creeping into her stories even when she doesn’t plan it that way, and the Ruthless Rhyme competition, which asked for sick humour, was perfect for her first foray into poetry.