A Time to Mend



The kindness of strangers. The support of caring communities. These can bring hope during the darkest days. To borrow the tagline from the magazine Communalism Combat — “Hate Hurts, Harmony Works”.

Here’s a pdf of my story of hope, trust and neighbourly love : A TIME TO MEND. With the hope that you will find some comfort in it during the anxiety and insecurity of these times.

This story first appeared in A Clear Blue Sky Stories of Conflict and Hope (Pub. Puffin Books).  This anthology has stories by some of our finest writers of fiction for children and young adults.

You can read it the story for yourself or read it to your children. Available for everyone to read on this blogpost during the lockdown from May 10 – 24 2021.