Short Stories

Caged

This short story is included in the anthology of the 2020 Hammond House International Literary Prize. 'Survival' was the theme for the 2020 competition, and includes winners, runners and short-listed entries for the short story category. There is also an anthology available for the poetry category.

I was invited to submit a short story for inclusion as I was part of the judging panel for the screenplay category.

Caged is the story of a woman trapped in her own home, with just her cat for company. Then one day she meets someone who encourages her to take a step outside.

Survival is available on the Hammond House Publishing website, or at Amazon.co.uk

"From terrifying post-apocalyptic fantasies, to rousing contemporary fiction, SURVIVAL gathers some of the best in modern writing from around the world. 

Thrilling, daring, funny and moving, this impressive body of award-winning work explores what it means to survive in this increasingly volatile world, telling the human stories behind the headlines: the dramas and struggles of every day life."

Sketches

BBC Radio Kent Upload

Radio Kent Upload is a great opportunity to get your work heard throughout the local area. It's on every weekday night between 9 and 10pm, hosted by the irrepressible Leo Ulph.

I've had the privilege of eight of my sketches (specially written for Upload) being featured, and was even interviewed by Leo Ulph on the 21st October 2020, explaining how I combine writing with my work as a pet behaviourist.

These sketches will be available to listen to on my YouTube channel soon - the ones that are there already are underlined.


The Dog Training Class:

A stressed dog trainer tries to keep control of a busy class. (Aired: Mon 28th Sept 2020) 


The Team Building Day:

A riding instructor, more used to teaching children, attempts to run a corporate team-building event. (Aired: Wed 21st Oct 2020)


Felicity's One Woman Playhouse presents 'Ride 'em Cowboy':

A fun pastiche of a Western plot, performed in under 5 mins. (Aired: Tues 1st Dec 2020)


The Corporate Panto:

A fun sketch about a theatre producer trying to assist in the creation of an office panto. (Aired: Thurs 17th Dec 2020)


Spiders and New Year's Resolutions:

Part 1 of the 'Eric and Maureen Monologues'. A short piece of humorous reflection, in the style of an Alan Bennett monologue. (Aired: Tues 12th Jan 2021)


The Meditation Bootcamp:

A frazzled mindfulness coach tries her best to cope with the difficulties of running classes on Zoom. (Aired: Mon 8th Feb 2021)


The Further Tales of Eric and Maureen:

Part 2 of the 'Eric and Maureen Monologues'. A follow up to 'Spiders and New Year's Resolutions. (Aired: Thurs 18th March 2021)


Sun Sea and Smells:

Part 3 of the 'Eric and Maureen Monologues'. The third...and possibly final... humorous monologue from the unnamed narrator. (Aired: Tues 22nd June 2021)

Audio Dramas

Burning Love

"Mercy’s deadly obsessions are born from a challenging youth, and will end in flames."

Burning Love is short story by Sarah Crockford, that has been produced as a podcast by Hawk and Cleaver, who specialize in horror, science fiction and thriller stories. Click this link to listen to Burning Love, or find out more on the Hawk and Cleaver website.

Please be aware that 'Burning Love' is not really for family listening, or for those with a nervous disposition...

Puzzle From Peru

" After receiving a mysterious parcel from her archaeologist friend, Candy is forced into leaving her safe, quiet life behind."

Now available to listen to at Hawk and Cleaver. However, as this is an exclusive story for members, you will have to sign up first (there is a cost involved). More details can be found at https://www.patreon.com/hawkandcleaver. Puzzle from Peru was uploaded on Aug 18th 2021. To listen to other (free) audio dramas on Hawk and Cleaver click here.

Short films

Welcome to Wondershire

Sarah had the privilege of being part of the writing mentor team, working with the talented youth group of the Heckington Players. All conducted on Zoom, the young actors invented new characters for a fairy-tale land, and wrote their own scripts.

It is being filmed in July, and will be available on YouTube soon!

The Bargain

This is a short film written by Sarah Crockford; winner of the 2018 Hammond House International Literary Prize (screenplay category). It was filmed by Hammond House in January 2020, and premiered at their Literary Festival at the University Centre Grimsby on February 5th. 

The teaser trailer can be viewed on YouTube.*


The Bargain is a horror/ psychological thriller - "Life is falling apart for Kevin, and he's suddenly unable to talk his way out of trouble. With his secrets revealed, he loses everything. A mysterious woman offers him refuge, but he's soon in mortal danger, and prepared to do anything to stay alive."


*(You can click the link above. Or, if you're searching for it within YouTube, please select the one posted by Billboard TV, as there are other 'The Bargain' trailers on there!)