Susan's contribution could have been featured in either of the categories. As she explained to me, "While it sounds like fiction it is drawn from my memories so not sure where you would think it is better placed. I feel it sends a message of loneliness, the attachment farmer’s wives can have to ‘things’, and the healing that can be brought about by them." After some deliberation, I decided to include it in the Fiction Showcase.
I hope you enjoy A Cloak of Shimmering Gold as much as I have. You can read it here.
Susan lives in Hamilton, New Zealand, with her cream Labrador guide dog Maya. She has always been an avid reader who has two talking and a kindle book on the go at once, as well as a digital magazine. She has often said she must have been born in a library.
Susan runs a writing group, and has recently started writing longer memoir essays. She enjoys going to classical music concerts, gardening-mostly roses, knitting and meeting friends at cafes. She has recently purchased a keyboard and is reviving her playing skills. She loves learning about new technology. Travel is a huge passion but this has been halted by covid. She hopes to travel again soon.