The title was won by a talented Australian entrant, Margaret Leggatt, with a poignant piece called, Snared.
Margaret lives beside beautiful Lake Macquarie in NSW. She has spent many fulfilling years teaching English, but has now left work and is able to devote more time and energy to writing. She writes short stories, a little poetry and short articles. After years of writing just for the joy of it, and sharing with a small group of like-minded friends, she is now venturing into broader waters, submitting pieces for publication and competitions, trying hard to improve her skills and blogging at margaretleggatt.wordpress.
Margaret says, “I was overjoyed to win this month’s mini-MOLP. I’m excited about the broadcast and seeing my little piece in the anthology. I’ve been looking forward to entering the May competition because as soon as I saw the topic I knew what to write. My ‘inspiration’ was a large aviary of beautiful birds in my neighbour’s back yard. They’re very vocal in the evenings, and I love to sit on my back verandah and listen to them, while at the same time feeling guilty that I’m enjoying their beautiful singing while they’re caged up. My story’s main character did what I wish I could do.”
“I only discovered Magic Oxygen quite recently, while browsing the web for opportunities to submit my writing, and I was immediately excited by the concept. I love the idea that by writing I can contribute a little bit to improving the environment and assisting the school in Kenya. Brilliant. I’m going to enter as often as I can.” Continue reading The Winner of May’s Mini-MOLP Writing Contest