Last year, Diana Davison’s story, Sprinkler Spontaneity, was published in our 2019 anthology, Papa’s Shoes and other Stories of Life.
Diana also recorded her story at the 1079 Life studios in Adelaide. Sprinkler Spontaneity was broadcast in South Australia over summer. You can hear it here:
We asked Diana to tell us a bit about herself, why she entered this competition and if she had any photos to share. This is what she sent us.
This is a treasured old photograph of my beloved father – Kenneth Davison. That’s little me photo-bombing to the left (I may have started the movement… just saying).
My father was my solid ground and I feel very blessed that he was here to be my beacon on this earth. I miss him dearly. My short story – Sprinkler Spontaneity – is dedicated to him.
Writing my story was a needed step to healing after his passing on Boxing Day in 2017. I was not coping and felt so alone. However, I soon realized I was not alone. My ramblings were heard and, with the acceptance of my sharing of emotions and struggles, I was acknowledged with a print in – Papa’s Shoes – which I am truly grateful for. It has propelled me forward positively to embrace writing and to know we are never truly alone. Thank you ~ always.
Copies of Papa’s Shoes and other Stories of Life are available for purchase online. You can also visit our 2018, 2017 and 2016 archives for more great stories of life. You’ll find prize winning stories, pictures and stories recorded for radio, often read by the writers themselves.
Could your story of faith be in our 2020 anthology? More info on key dates and the kind of stories we are looking for here.