Pens meetings are increasingly fascinating!
A great turnout of members again this time, we welcomed back someone from a while ago and missed some of the regulars, but thank you all for making the effort. We all wished Jude a speedy recover as she was unable to be with us this time.
The theme was general sharing but, with so many fascinating stories only partly told, it was a combination of thrills, horror and humour that make the Pens writers such a fascinating group.
Along with the ongoing stories of the Ghosts of Birmingham and the life of a traveller from a paradise island we had many other interesting and amusing stories. It was so nice, as we had the time, to hear some of the longer pieces.
- Another strange tale of a spar day with Hitler and Mother Terresa, amongst others and the cat of course.
- The traumas, trials, and tribulations of some of the more outlandish angels where far from heavenly, but still amusing.
- Encounters at a bus stop showing that you never know where a story might come from.
- The ghosts are finally getting themselves together which is great to hear.
- Great insight into day to day life, this one around a West Indian funeral. The editorial genre is not always easy to write but so well done here.
- Another famous person and product of the orphanage in Erdington, was bought to life in the mountainous form of Johnny Prescott, 1960’s boxing heavy weight contender; an interesting piece of local history.
- An alien conundrum including the reversal of time gave us something to ponder, the next episode will be very interesting I’m sure.
- All these were rounded off with the heart rending and boot shaking account of a young man’s first days on English soil and the horrors of 1960’s mental health care for a student nurse on his first day.