New short story by south Warwickshire author to raise cash for Gaza - The Leamington Observer

New short story by south Warwickshire author to raise cash for Gaza

AN AUTHOR from Kenilworth has penned a new story to raise cash to help feed and support displaced families in Gaza.

Dave Musson felt compelled to write Where the Watermelons Grow after spending months watching the devastation caused to thousands of Palestinians by Israeli forces. Almost 50,000 civilians – including more than 15,000 children – have been killed, while thousands more have lost their homes and are now facing famine.

All cash raised from the short horror story, which is now available on Kindle and as a paperback, will be donated to Watermelon Relief, a group of aid workers on the ground in Gaza who are providing meals, and humanitarian support to thousands of Palestinians.

The 38 year-old said: “Every single day I am completely devastated seeing what is happening in Gaza. There is no defence for what is happening. I wanted to do something to try and help, and so decided to use the small platform I have as a writer to do that.

“In many ways, this is a story I wish I hadn’t written. While I’m proud of the finished piece and think it will appeal to fans of horror fiction anywhere, I’d much rather not have witnessed the atrocities that have affected and influenced this story and that continue to take place today.

“I hope people are able to pick up the story and donate to such a wonderful charity.”

Where the Watermelons Grow is available on Kindle and in Paperback from Amazon via

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