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Graffiti and Other Things

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 09.36.20My cheeky little flash “Graffiti” went up at Spelk the other day. In case you’re wondering where the idea for this came from, I was thinking about the “sword” dangling from Orion’s belt and whether that interpretation might have been somewhat bowdlerised over the years…

In other news, I was chuffed to find out last week that I was one of the finalists in this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award for my short story “Adagio Assai”. I also found out that my humorous flash “Embarrassing Dad” had been accepted for Flash Magazine’s forthcoming “Funny Bone” anthology, which I’d been invited to submit to a while back. I always panic when I get invited to submit to things, because I never know if the piece has been accepted on its merits or simply because I got a free pass. I’d like to think that they could have turned this one down, but I’ll never really know. (This is, incidentally, the same reason why I try to avoid self-publishing – I need to know that whatever I’ve done has succeeded in fooling at least one gatekeeper.)

And finally, I also found out last week that I have passed my MA in Creative Writing. Get me.

4 thoughts on “Graffiti and Other Things

  1. Cheers, Oscar 🙂 It’s also why getting random tweets from strangers is the best thing about having stuff published. I never trust my friends to say what they really think! Apart from you, Oscar, of course…

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