Exile, home and belonging
written February 25, 2023 by Nicky Torode
All key themes in my creative writing and they swirled in force into a heady brew when I recently touched down on Guernsey, my home island of sorts!
Here I am next to the statue of Victor Hugo, Guernsey’s famous resident, after his political exile from France and neighbouring Jersey. Visiting my childhood home – haunt – brought much to the surface and made me feel its influences more keenly. A few little island stories are shaping.
What are your creative writing influences and what might a return to source spark for your story?