Uprooted by May-Kuan Lim

Last year, May-Kuan’s story, Uprooted, was published in the 2018 anthology, Three Dummies in a Dinghy, and read on 1079Life over summer.

Uprooted by May-Kuan Lim

Since December 2017, I’ve enjoyed being part of the Stories of Life team. I am the administrator, which means I have no part in selecting, editing or judging entries, but I get to collate stories and correspond with many fabulous Stories of Life contributors.

I’ve written narrative non-fiction for many years, and try to bear witness to the happenings around me in the best possible way. Someone called this the art of fact. ‘Uprooted‘ describes an incident that happened to me when I was mid-way through writing my book on refugee resettlement. It provided me the impetus to complete the manuscript. Since then, I’ve started publishing my book, Refuge, serially online at my website.

As the administrator of this competition, May-Kuan’s story was not eligible for a prize, but the editing panel felt it was suitable for inclusion into the 2018 anthology, Three Dummies in a Dinghy.

Could your story be in the 2019 anthology? We hope so. Only 11 days left to submit your true story of faith and testimony. On our website you’ll find resources to help you, categories and prizes and if you have any trouble with submissions, please email storiesoflifecompetition@gmail.com and we will do our best to assist you.