Bethany Askew Novelist

Novels, short stories and poems
 

Novels

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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Poems

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



Here's to strong women...

August 2, 2015  |  No comment

Here’s to strong women.... I’ve just finished reading a biography of Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft. (Charlotte Gordon “Romantic Outlaws”) What amazing women they were! We think we invented free love and women’s emancipation in the 20th Century, but they were defying convention centuries before. Mary Wollstonecraft came from a humble background. She witnessed her own mother cowed and humiliated by her husband. She helped her sister leave an equally abusive husband. With very little financial support she set up a school. It was her writing that really set her apart. Undeterred...
Some like it hot...
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You not for me
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F.A.B for Thunderbirds!
F.A.B for Thunderbirds  My sister, my brother and I used...