… is now published at Gloom Cupboard. This is quite possibly one of the silliest stories I’ve ever written. It started off as a flash during the 2007 Children in Need event, based on the prompt “I have sent you an ear”. I then expanded it a bit for last year’s VWC President’s Competition, where I think I’m right in saying it came second. I do rather like the characters Sergeant Constable and Constable Sargent, and I have a feeling that they may return at some point.

In other news, I’m rather chuffed that “Hidden Shallows” has been chosen to kick off Every Day Fiction‘s third year. September’s line-up actually looks rather impressive, featuring work by (amongst others) Sarah Hilary, Joel Willans, Krystyna Smallman, Aaron Polson, Cate Gardner and Oonagh Joslin. Quote from the editors:

All in all, it’s a power-packed month, as you might well expect since it opens with Jonathan Pinnock and closes with Oonah V Joslin.



4 Responses to “‘Ello, ‘Ello, What’s All This Ear, Then?”

  1. Oonah V Joslin on August 31st, 2009 4:55 pm

    Thank you for the plug, Jonathan :) It does look like a good line-up. I hope you’ll be dipping into Every Day Poets too?
    http://www.everydaypoets.com and leaving a few comments there.

  2. admin on August 31st, 2009 5:44 pm

    Certainly will – provided that I understand what’s going on – I’m often a bit dense when it comes to poetry :)

    Thanks for dropping in – I always enjoy your contributions to EDF!

  3. Jim Murdoch on September 1st, 2009 5:00 am

    I enjoyed your wee story. I rather think, like me, you watched too much Monty Python growing up. I’m afraid Sergeant Constable was voiced by John Cleese in my head, something which did the story no harm whatsoever. I suppose at a push Rowan Atkinson could have done with Griff Rhys Jones as his sidekick.

  4. admin on September 1st, 2009 8:54 am

    Thanks, Jim – glad you liked it. Yup – way too much Python, although I do like your Atkinson/Rhys Jones casting suggestion :)

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