Walking Upside Down:
(A) condensed gem... we get a sense of a complete life, with all of its loss and all of its joy balanced perfectly. "Walking Upside Down" is a real wonder.
(Professor Michael C White) - 2003 Judge, Word Smitten Competition
A recent story by British writer (wordsmitten.com is a USA-based media company) John Ravenscroft titled WALKING UPSIDE DOWN continues to receive thousands of page-view hits; the story is fewer than 500 words.
(Susan Johnson - Fiction Editor at Word Smitten Media)
States Of Matter:
'...the sheer quality of writing in States of Matter is outstanding. If this doesn't move you, you're made of stone.'
The Things You Left Behind:
'bitter, painful, convincing...' (Orange/Labyrinth Competition Judges)
‘...(an) understated and economically told story... a fine example of the genre and a worthy winner.’
Fishing for Jasmine:
'John Ravenscroft does it again. His writing touches me every time.'
(PDR Lindsay - New Zealand)
'A piece of real craftsmanship...' (Lindsay Keir Wise)
'An excellent piece of writing. Many congratulations.'
(Pamela Oldfield: Senior Judge of Marsh Ink Competition)
'Great! Taut. I didn't twig until right near the end.' (Peter Langley)
'(A) wonderfully crafted tale: humorous and slyly subversive, written with the assured air of a professional.'
(Way Ahead Competition Judges' Report)
Gift of the Gab:
Excellent, confident, immediately engaging. Quality writing.
'... greatly impressed by the quality of writing.'
(Kent Literature Festival Judges)
'... a beautiful and unusual story.'
(June Hosking: Burmah Castrol Competition Organiser)
'Very many congratulations...'
(Paula Johnson: Literary Editor, The Mail on Sunday)
A Long Shot:
'I very much enjoyed reading A Long Shot... and hope to make a short film that encompasses it...'
(Justin Baldwin: Film Director)
Watching Through Glass:
'A moving account of a real relationship.'
(George Andrew: Judge, Leominster Festival of the Arts)