who? moi?

Hey there. Thanks so much for popping by.  Here’s the exciting news: 

The Best British Short Stories 2017 

is now published, available everywhere, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of this anthology.  Thanks to Nicholas Royle and Salt Publishing for including my story. Could not be more amazed. 

Back to the blog

I’ve divided it up into rants and raves, stories, poems, younger and now, sounding like radio 2, I’ve added news and travel.   It’s aimed at adults, but the link ‘younger’ is where I’ve put stuff for people who aren’t yet adults, or who may technically be adults but have lapsed, or can’t be bothered, or who neither know nor care.

Most of my work isn’t on here. My novels are tucked away on Scrivener, and most of my stories and poetry are in a Word folder labelled ‘hopelessly optimistic’. Consider this blog an amuse-bouche, a sniff and a swirl and a spit, a tester bottle on the shelf of sentences.

Here’s my home-made  Website, fresh out of the oven, cooling on a rack by the window.

and I tweet, sometimes. If you like that sort of thing, I’m @WellstoodSophie

And I Instagram, too. I  LOVE Instagram.   Instagram

And here’s a blog I did 10 years ago which someone recently unearthed from some cobwebby corner of the internet. I was practising teeny tiny stories and was obsessed with weather forecasts.   The Weather Forecast.

If you’ve happened to stop by and have enjoyed anything –  yay.  Feel free to let me or other people know.


Please Hold



Shut Your Fucking Cakehole About Your Stupid Fucking Diet

The Secret Life of Teachers

Pond Life

This shitty, shitty thing

The Present






10 Responses to who? moi?

  1. Marie Taylor says:

    You can write like no one’s out there – or write like every one’s listening. 🙂 thanks for liking my post. I enjoyed your also. Marie

  2. Thanks Marie – and keep up the great work 🙂

  3. sangeorgiu says:

    Sophie, thank you for following Sangeorgiu De Meses, it’s so remote here, my reality check is reading wonderful work as yors surely is. Kindest regards. Kate

  4. Thanks Kate. I’ve been reading some of your blog and really loving it – I am quarter-way through a novel about a woman leaving the rat race for a simple, sustainable life (it’s a tragi-comedy) and envy you out there. You’re an inspiration! S

  5. sangeorgiu says:

    Thank you, those few words have inspired me too. Great pleasure making your acquaintance Sophie. Sadly I must retreat to the garden for the afternoon, simple life is also demanding when it comes to weeds :-). KL

  6. pat desborough says:

    Sophie, am not usually into blogging, but enjoyed your reading. I will now buy the book as I Do want to hear whats next!
    p.s. still doing the Family Tree!

  7. Hi Pat
    I don’t really do blogging much either at the moment 🙂 I’m so pleased and surprised that you somehow found this, though. Amazing! I’m just about finishing the SLOW novel. Just about. It’s taken much longer than I thought. The next one will be swifter.
    Thank you so much for contacting. You can see that mad youtube video clip? that’s the most nervous I have ever been in my adult life. More than when I worked at No.10.
    much love
    S x

    • pat desborough says:

      Dear Sophie
      What a talented family the Wellstoods seem to be, my bit are definitely the runt of the litter! The story was interesting, but is it fact or fiction, email me it is more personal.
      Take care, Px

  8. Hi Pat – well, the story is a mixture of both. I’ll say it’s fiction, mostly – but bounced off a trampoline of true stuff. Couldn’t possibly say more! All the best, Sophx

  9. pat desborough says:

    High Sophie, yes I understand. Happy New Year. Px

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