Well, I’m seriously chuffed about this. I’ve finally completed the set of the TwitFic markets. Or at least I would have done if OneFortyFiction hadn’t just appeared on the scene. However, at the time I submitted this one to Nanoism, it definitely was the last one that remained un-cracked, so I’m going to claim a […]
There are zombies in this episode. Just trust me, OK?
Should have blogged about this a while ago, but it’s still all too relevant. Salt, one of my favourite publishers, are struggling again and need your help. So if you’ve got a moment, read this and then buy one of their most excellent books. Last year I bought collections by Carys Davies and Elizabeth Baines, […]
Today’s episode is a reflective interlude which seeks to explain what actually happened at the Mission. I’ve just realised that we are almost two-thirds of the way through this thing, which is a long way further than I’ve previously managed with a novel – so if nothing else, I’ve proved to myself that I can […]
Oops. I’ve been away for a few days (small matter of the Bristol prizegiving, followed by – much more importantly – both kids graduating in the same week), and I completely failed to draw your attention to the latest shenanigans, involving poltergeists and a decision to visit Bath and its environs. I think we may […]
My rather gruesome little flash, “The Colour of Criticism”, went up at Every Day Fiction today. Look away now if you want to avoid spoilers, but it’s essentially a variation on the old Vincent Price “Theatre of Blood” story, set in the murky world of modern art. I originally wrote it during a charity flash […]
Well, that was a lot of fun. Who would have thought that going along to a prizegiving and coming away empty-handed could be such an enjoyable experience? Actually, to describe it as “empty-handed” isn’t entirely accurate, as I did at least collect a runner-up cheque for £50 and two copies of an excellent anthology with […]
In this episode, we find out what has happened to Mr Collins, and everyone’s favourite clergyman (well, mine certainly) makes an unexpected appearance. Am I allowed to say that I’m rather proud of the last line? Oh well, it’s my blog and I just did. So there.
I received a very quick acceptance today from Everyday Weirdness (run, incidentally, by N.E.Lilly, who is also responsible for the rather splendid Thaumatrope) for my suitably odd piece “Oh, How She Changed!” I wrote this as part of a six-week competition run by The Write Idea, and this acceptance means that half of the pieces arising […]
In this episode, Mr Collins gets his reward for everything he’s done for Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Lucky Mr Collins. Or maybe not. At least he avoids the Probe.