Jonathan Pinnock - Writer of Stuff

NO SOONER THE WORD THAN THE FICTION

Thresholds

Every year the people who run the Thresholds short story forum hold a feature writing competition. I entered it for the first time this year, with a piece that drew heavily on this blog post from around this time last year. I didn’t make the long list, but they decided my piece was worth publishing anyway, which is nice. And here it is. I still think it’s relevant.

2 Comments

  1. Good article. Humour always comes over at its best when it digs a bit deeper into our feelings or reflects some sort of real insight into our lives. Love the story about the friend lending a small bucket, we’ve all had one of those.
    (I did try to comment on the site but had to register first and now they’re checking me out…)

  2. admin

    October 18, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Thanks 🙂 I do think that humour can sometimes go places that “straight” writing can’t, and “The Exploding Boy” has some really excellent examples.

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