Wendy Holborow was born in South Wales, UK, but lived in Greece for fourteen years where she founded and co-edited Poetry Greece. She has won prizes for her short stories, notably the Philip Good Memorial Prize, The Aber Valley Competition, The Island Magazine and most recently a first prize in the Allen Rayen competition. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals. She has recently gained distinction in a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at Swansea University where she has been studying the Short Story with the acclaimed writer Jon Gower. Poetry Salzburg published her poetry pamphlet After the silent Phone Call in 2015 and a second collection An Italian Afternoon is forthcoming from Indigo Dreams.
Q: What is the first book you remember reading, or being read to as a child?
A: Little Women by Louisa M Alcott
Q: Is there a book that you keep going back to and how many times have you read it?
A: No, there are too many books to read to go back to read again, though maybe in my dotage I will do so.
Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?
A: Maybe Corfu in the thirties when the Durrells lived in Corfu.
‘Damn, damn, damn it.’ James bangs the pen down on the table causing the coffee cup to rattle in its saucer and the two fresh roses to quiver in their vase. A woman’s voice breaks into his frustration. ‘Can I sit here? There’s not much room today.’ James looks up, sees a woman in her …