Deborah Rickard

Location Bristol
Occupation Medical Secretary

Books by Deborah Rickard
  • by Fiona Robyn, 2011.

  • by Flash-Fiction South West, 2012.

  • by Annie Evett, Rollo Waite, John Ritchie, Sylvia Petter, Vick...
    Raging Aardvark Publishing, 2013.

  • by Deborah Rickard, David West
    Bridge House, 2013.
  • About Me

    I've had short stories published in print magazines, anthologies and online, and was shortlisted for the Fish Flash Fiction Award 2012

    I'm currently working on a novel and driving my partner mad.

    Why do you write?

    I write because I need to create. In the past I've painted water colours and made pots, but writing is the most comfortable way of indulging my imagination.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Gustave Flaubert, Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, Guy de Maupassant, Raymond Carver, Daphne Du Maurier, Rose Tremain, Tracy Chevalier.

    Deborah Rickard's Wall

    Bill Yarrow – Feb 04, 2012

    Thanks for the fave of "Eleutheria"!

    Bill Yarrow – Feb 04, 2012

    Thank you, Deborah, for your comment on "Eleutheria." I appreciate it very much.

    sean m. poole – Feb 04, 2012

    Hi Deborah, Thanks very much for taking the time to read "Portrait of the Poet as Midwife'. I appreciate your generous praise.

    Sally Houtman – Feb 02, 2012

    Thank you, Deborah, for your kind comment on "The sky on that day."

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 14, 2012

    Thanks for your comment on "New Song of Innocence and Experience."

    Bill Yarrow – Jan 07, 2012

    Welcome to Fictionaut, Deborah. Thank you for commenting on "She Waited for Him."

    Jonathan Ashworth – Dec 19, 2011

    Many thanks for your comments on "Sleep Music, No. 1." I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. I think perhaps it's too adventurous for many of the readers at fictionaut, but I'm glad a few people get it. I look forward to reading your work.

    Alex M. Pruteanu – Dec 19, 2011

    Thanks for the nice words on my story "Vanya."

    Deborah Rickard – Dec 18, 2011

    Thank you all for your comments and wonderful welcome. I've read some great stuff here and had interesting discussions already. I feel my experience has already broadened considerably.

    Robert Vaughan – Dec 18, 2011

    Welcome, Deborah!

    Barry Basden – Dec 17, 2011

    Thanks for your generous and insightful comments about 'Tomorrow,' Deborah. And welcome here. I too have painted, but find nothing so satisfying as arranging words.

    Marcus Speh – Dec 16, 2011

    Welcome to Fictionaut, deborah, and thank you for the detailed and generous comment on "fox". I appreciate your close reading. I did not mention the lack of tools in the beginning because in flash it is so easy to get distracted and the tools don't really play the same role as a Chekhovian gun, say. Still, I can see where you're coming from!

    Darryl Price – Dec 16, 2011

    You came to the right place. Welcome aboard!

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Dec 15, 2011

    Thank you for reading and commenting on Escape Literature. I appreciate your thoughtful comment.

    James Claffey – Dec 14, 2011

    thanks for the kind words. yes, there are some very supportive and creative souls on here. welcome. look forward to reading more of your writing.

    James Claffey – Dec 14, 2011

    very much liked a black night. great writing.

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