“Misunderstandings” appears today in Tuesday Shorts. This is a classic case of re-formatting and recycling an idea that I was pretty certain was good until I finally found a place where it would fit. The rest of this post is a bit spoiler-ish, so I’ll make a break here in case you want to read […]
The first couple of poems posted on Every Day Poets have been rather sublime. Of course, we all know where it goes after that. Enjoy.
Apologies for going slightly spEak You’re bRanes in my last post. As this increasingly bizarre story has unfolded over the past few days, it’s become quite clear that there are some darker forces at work here, and almost involved seems to have their own agenda, apart (of course) from the saintly Andrew Sachs. That’s the […]
“Visiting Time” has now just gone live at Every Day Fiction – my second appearance there. This piece was shortlisted for this year’s Fish One Page Story competition, and it’s nice to see it finally get published. As ever with EDF, the comments are interesting, especially with regard to the accent of the main protagonist. […]
Issue #4 of Necrotic Tissue appears today, containing my story “After Michelangelo”. This is an important story for me, because it’s the one that got me back into writing fiction. From 1997, when I got the commission to write Professional DCOM Application Development, up until 2005, I either wrote about software or nothing at all. But […]
… is now up on the Liars’ League site, and (presumably) on their podcast. So download the MP3 to enjoy Sabina Cameron’s performance! The LL people seem to have had some issues representing Euler’s equation in the text, but never mind, you all know what it is, don’t you? And kudos to anyone who spots the reference to […]
… and here’s that poem in all its glory. I think it struck a chord with the editor. (Parental advisory: explicit language.) (When I told my family about this, my daughter said “Oh no, you’re not going to become a poet!”)
… is now up at Dog Versus Sandwich. Bit of an odd one, this. Usually, I tend to work from prompts, trying as far as possible to steer clear of the most obvious interpretation, a process which can deliver some interesting and unexpected results. However, this story presented itself to me, unprompted, pretty much in its final […]
I met Adrian Graham at Liars’ League a few weeks back. He’s an enthusiast for short fiction, as well as being a talented writer in his own right (I like this story particularly), and his blog’s well worth a read. So when he asked me if I was interested in having a short short story […]
Well, my first foray into Every Day Fiction is now up on their site, and I am dreading the comments. It is, after all, a rather puerile piece. But sometimes that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If you happen to be passing, do please rate it and/or leave a comment.