… from a week and a bit in Hong Kong. Whilst I was away I managed to get to the shortlist for the Café Doom competition, with a final placing of seventh. I’m quite pleased about this, because the story I submitted, “The Future of Photography”, was a rather unpleasant sweary and violent first-person, present-tense piece, thus committing several sins in one go. I’m not entirely sure what to do with it now, but I think it probably deserves another outing somewhere. The winning story, “The Rules” by Jaelithe Ingold, managed to be extremely elegant as well as taking a big gamble with the form – watch out for that one when it appears in Necrotic Tissue.
Might post a few pics of HK when I’m marginally less jet-lagged. Fab place.
Fantastic news on placing 7th. I enjoyed your story, and most of all I thought it very original. I’m sure you’ll have no problem placing it.
Thanks, Cate! A rather fascinating competition altogether, that one. Looking forward to next year’s already 🙂