MSt Creative Writing Student Samuel Skuse Published in Sans. PRESS Anthology
MSt Creative Writing student Samuel Skuse has recently published his short story ‘A Man Is Fishing on The Bank of a River’ in a Sans. PRESS anthology titled The Last Five Minutes of a Storm.
As an English literature graduate, Samuel has been writing short fiction, poetry and plays for a few years now.
When asked what topics he usually engages with in his writing, Samuel replied:
“I am particularly interested in writing stories in which landscape and setting are of particular importance. I grew up in the Devon countryside, and associate rurality with a great sense of nostalgia but also isolation and loneliness, which is something I tend to explore in my work.”
Speaking about the inspiration for his story ‘A Man Is Fishing on The Bank of a River’, Samuel added:
“I've never gone fishing in my life, but I've spoken to people that do and many of them have described it as a great source of peace and meditation. I wanted to write a story exploring this; how a place and activity can offer solace from the noisiness of life like a close friend who is always there for you no matter what, and with whom you can share your darkest secrets.”
Samuel has plenty of ideas for future projects, sharing that:
“My aims for the future are just to continue with my creative ventures, but specifically I'm looking to move into writing for TV and film once I graduate. I've just finished writing a short film called Come Home to Me that I'm hoping to start filming over August and September. I'm also collaborating with a couple of my course mates on a podcast called Small Tales which gives new writers a platform to create short 5-10-minute radio plays.”
Samuel has a range of other published works, including:
We wish Samuel continued success in his career.