Bethany Askew Novelist

Novels, short stories and poems


I like to write about  women's lives and relationships, and am particularly interested in women's position in society, their role as wives and mothers, and the effects of marriage and divorce on family life.

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Short stories

"The Night of the Storm" is the first short story I have written and was based, in true Mary Shelley style, on a dream I had one night. When I woke up I scribbled down the bare bones of it immediately before it disappeared from my mind...        

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Ideas for poetry pop into my mind at the most unlikely times: when I'm driving, or doing something boring like the housework, or just before I go to sleep at night, thinking over what has happened during the day.

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Recent Blogs

The house where I was born

April 28, 2016  |  4 Comments

The house where I was born I remember, I remember, The house where I was born, The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn; (Thomas Hood) It's easy for me to remember the house where I was born, or more accurately the house where I grew up. It’s less than five miles from where we live now. With its situation behind Vivary Park, yet right in the centre of Taunton, it was a wonderful place to spend my childhood. My parents bought it in the late 1950’s for the princely sum of £3,600. Up until then they had rented a house just outside town in Stoke St Mary, "The...
Now we are sixty....
  Now we are sixty....   It was my husband...

The Mockingbird, the Watchman and Harper Lee
The Mockingbird, the Watchman and Harper Lee I don’t...

What it's like to have Lupus
What it’s like to have Lupus   Lupus, S.l.E.,...