These are the opinions of others about my writing.
For the theme, ‘All About Me’, in the Didcot Writers April 2019 competition the Judge Rachel Waters chose ‘Sam’s Spot’ as one of the runners up. She said:
“With understated poignancy, this piece gently portrayed the grief felt when a young person is taken from us too soon.”
“Thank you for entering the April competition. Our Reader … has selected one winner and five other choices, as follows: … Sam’s Spot, by David Lewis Pogson. Congratulations to all!”
Alice Little, Editor, Didcotwriters.wordpress.com
“We’re delighted to let you know that we are accepting your submission, The Zombie Equal Rights Order (ZERO) (with one time publication rights) for this issue…we look forward to working with you and publishing your work!”
Gloria Bobrowicz, Editor-in-Chief, Sirens Call Publications.
‘When Paths Cross’ won the Microcosms Flash Fiction Short Story Competition 164 on 08/03/2019. Competition Judge Deanna Salser said ‘I absolutely loved this one, it caught my attention first time around, it was just my style; a little dark and twisted. I had such a hard time deciding the winner, but I had to go with this one, even after reading the whole lot over twice more’.
‘The Music Lover’ won the Microcosms Flash Fiction Short Story Competition 163 on 01/03/2019. Organiser Geoff Holme said ‘And now, without further ado, we present the winners of Microcosms 163. (insert drumroll here) Community Pick – David Lewis Pogson – The Music Lover’
‘… welcome to Spelk! I really enjoyed reading A Father’s Advice. Great stuff. I’ve scheduled it for March 4th.’
Cal Marcius, Editor, Spelk Fiction
‘In Transit’ was second runner-up in the Microcosms Flash Fiction Short Story Competition 157 on 11/01/2019. Competition Judge Harrietbelle said ‘This writing was out of my usual understanding; it took many reads before I got it. However, I found it compelling, and it made me want to understand. I thought it was a very clever piece that sent goose bumps up my arms, since I felt I was there on that strange quayside. I appreciated the cleverly-constructed ending too that left me wanting more.’
The Nostalgia Industry – Liked the Nostalgia Industry short story. Another “feather” in your cap. Well done Dave, look forward to your next publication – SB of Hornby, Lancashire.
The Nostalgia Industry – Well done David – MW of Morecambe, Lancashire.
The Nostalgia Industry – Just read it. Couldn’t put it down – BP of Lancaster, Lancashire.
Freaks – Intriguing story David. Looking forward to the next chapter! – AS of Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
Freaks – A great gift you have – BP of Lancaster, Lancashire.
The Fee Generation Game – I enjoyed that Dave – LM of Carnforth, Lancashire
‘The Nostalgia Industry’ won the Microcosms Flash Fiction Short Story Competition 153 on 14/12/2018. Competition Judge Muskan Dhiman said ‘I’m a sucker for jaw-dropping moments at the end of a story, and the little twist here definitely made me go ‘Oh. Damn.’