There are places which scream out tell my story; hanging rocks and secret caves among them.
This cave near Tully Gorge is such a place and has both. It is the stuff of children’s adventures.
I can see the Famous Five rowing out to the caves with a boat, and stopping for a while to search out clues to a mystery.
Swallows and Amazons – what a series – and another book where such a place could be sailed by.
I loved to read mysteries as a child, and even wrote a clue driven story when I was ten. But my writing journeys took a twist and turned to poetry, but now I think so many kinds of writing beckon. What would I write as mystery? Will I try some fantasy? Some memoir? Or will like writers who like to keep a bit of mystery will I combine all genres and leave the future generations to work out what exactly my future books will fall into.
My nanowrimo novel calls to me and says you have to return and finish me one day – I am sitting in a drawer and I would love a secret cave, a picnic basket with ham rolls and ginger beer, and of course a fantastic mystery in an alternative universe to solve.
What do you like to read?
(c) June Perkins