Sue Cross

Sue Cross

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October 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM

When attending a course with Andrew Taylor, the famous crime writer, at the Cheltenham Literature Festival several years ago, we had to write a haiku. He changed the rules slightly regarding the number of syllables there should be on each line. The bonus was that I won one of his books, A Stain on the Silence, and a gripping read it is! So, here's my haiku - can you guess which well known story it describes?

'From East she came

Petulant and proud

To cold dark moors

Behind a wall - garden.'


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Posted by Jennie on
Not sure but I like the haiku. Well done for winning the book!
Posted by scross on
Thanks, Jennie. The book which I described in the haiku is The Secret Garden - one of my childhood favourites.
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