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 a shower of rain

November 4, 2015  |  No comment

In a shower of rain  Did you watch the TV series “Doctor Foster”? The majority of the reviews I’ve seen have rated it highly and I understand there may even be a sequel. True, the acting was excellent, particularly Suranne Jones as the main protagonist and after the first episode I was hooked and had to watch the entire series. As a real-life story, however, I thought it was totally unbelievable. For the benefit of this who didn’t watch it I’ll give you a brief run-down: hard-working successful General Practitioner Gemma Foster finds out her equally hard-working but unsuccessful...
That old black magic….
That old black magic...   I’ve just finished...

Autumn in August
Autumn in August   According to the Met Office,...

Here's to strong women...
Here’s to strong women.... I’ve just finished...