Jonathan Pinnock - Writer of Stuff


Return to Every Day Fiction

every-day-fictionIt’s been a while since I was last in Every Day Fiction. I did send them something last August but it didn’t quite make the cut (and I think they were probably right). But back at the start of the year I remembered an old piece that I thought might be worth exhuming and I heard today that it’s been accepted. It’s called “Around the Block.”

Now when I said “exhuming” I wasn’t kidding. I just checked and the piece actually dates back to 1993, when it won a Verulam Writers’ Circle internal competition (the Lisbeth Philips in fact for any VWCers reading this, set and judged by one Nick Cook). Obviously I had to update some of the references and clean up some of the writing, but I think it still works.

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend disinterring everything you’ve written in the past. I have some truly terrible writing buried there, believe me. But then again, there’s no point in dumping stuff in the landfill when it can be usefully recycled, is there?


  1. admin

    February 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks, Rachel πŸ™‚

  2. Congratulations. Recycled or rejigged – what’s 18 years between words! Looking forward to reading it.

  3. admin

    February 2, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Indeed! Thanks, June πŸ™‚

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