Author Archives: Sherri Matthews

About Sherri Matthews

While writing to publication of her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', Sherri has been published in national magazines, websites and four anthologies in memoir, essays, articles, poetry and flash fiction. Sherri raised her children in California, and today lives in England with her husband, Aspie youngest and their pet menagerie fondly called ‘Animal Farm’. As well as writing, Sherri keeps out of trouble gardening, walking, and taking endless photographs, a few of the better ones she shares on her blog A View From My Summerhouse.

The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition 2018: Mummy

Nothing like leaving things to the last minute, here’s my entry to The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition 2018  Closes at 23:59 tonight…sorry for the short warning!   Mummy She was one year younger than me, that shy, pretty woman … Continue reading

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Fire And Ice And Somerset Gin

Things have been busy at the Summerhouse lately, which is a good thing when it comes to writing and blogging, but not when two bungalows directly behind your newly purchased house go up in flames late one night, perilously close … Continue reading

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Real Memoir Imaginary Flash And Not Your Typical Anthology

When I moved house last October, I said goodbye to my Summerhouse.  That is, to the wood and nails of it.  To the little wooden house painted blue , strung with pretty bunting and lights which no longer belongs to … Continue reading

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Raw Literature: Asperger’s, Voice and the Search for Identity

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Sherri Matthews The first few pages of the children’s book, ‘Are you my Mother?’, both captivated and troubled me as a girl. The story tells of a baby bird who hatches while…

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Sixty Seconds’ Worth Of Distance Run

The sun disappeared taking last year with it, and I quietly prayed that this year would be better. Eyes straight, time to press on and write.  This is THE year, right? The Summerhouse is five years old this month.  Five … Continue reading

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Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #7

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Murderous Musings By Sherri Matthews When I set my Murderous Musing’s prompt for Charli’s Flash Fiction Rodeo, I expected a few good folk to turn bad, but not thirty-two of them. And what…

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Brown Paper Sealing Wax And Vintage All The Way

Every Christmas, my present from Granny arrived by post in plenty of time for the big day,  its yearly arrival creating one of my fondest childhood memories. But it wasn’t so much what was inside the parcel that made me … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #8

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
TUFF: The Ultimate Flash Fiction by Charli Mills What if I told you that writing flash fiction will get you to where you want to be? Would you scoff, or consider the possibility?…

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Halloween Music And A Homecoming

In February, we put our house up for sale.  Nine months later and four weeks at the Goose Farm, we moved into our new home last week. For five of those weeks, my cat Eddie had to stay in a … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #7

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Murderous Musings: When Good Folk Turn Bad At The Rodeo By Sherri Matthews Saddle up, tighten your reins and pull on your riding boots. And while you’re about it, watch your back, because…

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