Black Mamba

Today we meet Sarah Turland who shares why she writes. Sarah’s story, Black Mamba, appears in the 2017 Stories of Life anthology, The Gecko Renewal.

Listen to Sarah read her story:

Sarah Turland
“I write, because writing helps me make sense of my world and my emotions. Black Mamba was the story of my experience of intense fear, shock and relief, for me as a mother, worried about my daughter being bitten by a snake. I wrote this long before I entered it into the competition, just for myself. Then two years later, I heard about Stories of Life a few days before the competition closed in 2017. I sent Black Mamba in, just for fun, and was excited to be short-listed as a finalist!”
Sarah Turland
Do you remember a time when you experienced intense fear, shock and relief? Did you write about it? Why not jot down a few words and consider submitting it for the 2018 Stories of Life competition that will run from 1 April to 31 July this year.
Also look out for announcements here and on our Facebook page about a free writing workshop on Thursday, 12 April, in Tabor Adelaide at 7p.m., that will be live streamed. We want to help you present your stories in the best possible way – we’re excited about your stories because we believe 2018 is going to be a great year for sharing stories of life and faith.