“‘Shall we go outside, Max? I need some air. I could have killed someone just now. I was so angry I wasn’t paying attention. This is a nightmare. Sometimes I think I’m going to drown in my own grief.” Delighted to have my second short story published by Fairlight Books this week! It’s a story … Continue reading NEWS: Short story ‘Arm’s length’ published!
Author: Becky Jones
ARTICLE: Where I write
I work and write in the one room in our house with no name — it’s an office / playroom / storage space. Originally it was the back of the house, but a large extension by the previous owner means it’s one of those funny sandwiched rooms, in-between the two where most of family life … Continue reading ARTICLE: Where I write
NEWS: Short story ‘Hammered’ published!
“The January joggers were still out in force in March this year, collectively escaping the monotony of lockdown which had itself been described as a marathon and not a sprint.” Delighted to have my first short story published by Fairlight Books this week! It’s a story about addiction, running and redundancy called ‘Hammered’. Click here … Continue reading NEWS: Short story ‘Hammered’ published!
BLOG: Go your own way
I was in my mother’s womb on my first trip to Europe as my parents honeymooned in Paris in the summer of 1978. The UK had joined the European Community five years earlier celebrating with a fanfare of cultural events and, of course, football. My mother often said she should have been French (usually when … Continue reading BLOG: Go your own way
ARTICLE: Lean on me
Dear NHS, The Jones family had written this year off because of the pandemic. We’d kept ourselves to ourselves in the main and clapped for you during lockdown, but left you to do your thing not expecting to call on you unless one of us caught the virus in a serious way. Then one bright, … Continue reading ARTICLE: Lean on me
BLOG: Something changed
When we entered the new decade there was no way of knowing what was in store for 2020. Something changed and it changed for everyone at the same time...
BLOG: There goes the fear
I started 2020 with anxiety about my health, back when Covid-19 was a low priority news item from a faraway place...
BLOG: The chain
According to the Office for National Statistics, UK merger & acquisition activity has increased significantly this year.
BLOG: Feeling good
Across all age groups never before have we marketed so much what it means to be well. Marketing and advertising the wellbeing of people, buildings, workplaces, public spaces and our local communities has moved from niche to mainstream.
BLOG: Feel it still
Quant was a game changer for women’s fashion; innovatively expressing feminism through new clothing products that were easy to move in, dance in, expressive and joyful to wear.
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Creative connection with a target audience is the holy grail of marketing campaigns yet it’s not always clear how ‘the vital connection is made’...