Emily Henderson

I’m currently working as a lawyer in London, I have recently qualified as an associate in my firm’s litigation team and was given a qualification break in which I thought I would give this idea a real attempt. I am originally from the North-East and came to writing over the past few years, having the luxury of a ‘room of one’s own’. I felt that if I didn’t give this a try while there is a worldwide pandemic, I would probably never have the confidence to do this. I am a vociferous reader and it’s, probably rather pathetically, my favourite thing to do. I really enjoyed writing this and would love the idea of someone else getting some enjoyment out of something I have written.

Screenplay Award Category
Imagine if the song Jolene described a secret obsession between the singer and the subject. A wife and husband both enraptured by the same woman, their separate curiosities leading to breaking and entering, they find themselves in Jolene’s house. They are in the same space, but worlds apart.
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Ann Brady Mon, 13/06/2022 - 13:23

An enjoyable diverse interpretation of one of my favourite songs. Needs some slight amendments but nothing drastic. Am interested to see where this story is going to go. One could forecast the ending; yet... it may be that the author will leave us guessing and finish on a twist?

Nikki Vallance Sat, 18/06/2022 - 19:38

This piece is really strong. Full of emotional depth. Setting off questions in my head about how it will go. All the miss-reading of eachother. All the assumptions. How communication would solve everything, and sensing that is the least likely outcome... I fear these two will not end well.