One hundred stories have been selected to appear in volume 6 of Seniors’ Stories to be published later this year.
Amongst those to be included is my story titled, Bent but not broken, a reflection on my mother’s legacy both personal and creative. A whole life in one thousand words or less is never adequate. So I focused on her leaving a war-ravaged Europe to live in a new country, start her own business and create beautiful, original jewellery pieces that still please.
The theme for this year’s competition was Resilience.
In 2013 the NSW Government introduced this initiative and invited holders of the NSW Seniors Card to contribute short stories to this anthology.
The series of books is a way of recognising and valuing the experiences of seniors and sharing their knowledge with younger generations.
The anthology will be launched at NSW Parliament House in October.