Our story of the week is a story about unexpected visitors from the writer Teresa Stenson.
Teresa cultivates a range of writing skills as an editor, ghost writer, and in her own creative works. She has written almost a dozen books on behalf of her clients and had her own short stories published.
Teresa has also recently begun sharing extracts from her teenage diaries on her blog and on Facebook. She has yet to complete a book under her own name but is currently working on a collection of short stories.
In Things I Have Learnt About Jason Donovan, Teresa combines fantasy and childhood innocence to create a hilariously charming story.
‘Jason Donovan has been living under my bed in a Vitalite margarine tub since yesterday afternoon and he is a terrible listener, likes eating insects, and has a difficult relationship with Kylie Minogue. Also, he won’t let me introduce him to the girls at school because he’s only about as big as my hand and he says they might grab at him and pull his arms and legs off. Also, he has gone into a coma.
I’m sure it’ll all be okay in the end and he will make a full recovery and be life-size again and back on the Neighbours set any time now. He might even be out of his coma when I get in from school which is where I am now, writing this on my lunch break. By writing it down I’m getting it out of my system and learning lessons from it which is what my teacher Mrs Barker does when she’s angry with her husband, Mr Barker. She’s always telling us about their marriage counselling which she says she shouldn’t do really “but better out than in”.
Okay. I’ll start from the beginning. Things I Have Learnt About Jason Donovan…‘ Read More…