Beat The Dust invited submissions for their latest literary experiment. They asked for pieces of 500 words or less, taking as the start point an end line you thought good. I took my line from Jenni Fagan’s excellent novel The Panopticon and wrote “Again”. It struck me how the voice I used was at once […]Read More My voice(s)
Thanks to Melissa Mann of Beat the Dust for publishing my story “She Was Glitter and Shine” this month. There’s hardly any dialogue as the main character hides herself away and has little contact with the world, which is a tad tricky in fiction as it makes for clumps of reported prose. Anyway, it’s there if you fancy […]Read More She Was Glitter and Shine at Beat the Dust
I have a thing published at Beat The Dust. It is called “Sweeties like radioactive worms” and is the fictionalised account of the real life death of the author of the coffee reviews and recipe it contains. Regular readers here will guess that my co-author is Matt Kinnison. I’m really pleased that Melissa Mann decided to […]Read More Sweeties Like Radioactive Worms
Hmmm. Weird one this. Sparks was filmed, and videos of some readers are now up at Beat the Dust. Mine is here Very strange to look at myself doing that. It doesn’t seem to be me, it does not sound like me. It seems like a jolly, fat lady channelling Joyce Grenfell has got up […]Read More Erm, me, at Sparks, reading out loud, into a microphone, sounding strange
Sparks is tonight, and I will be reading (gulp) along with Jo Horsman, Melissa Mann, Steve Finbow, and Martin Reed. Stories by Joel Willans and Anna Britten will also be read. This all takes place Upstairs at the Three and Ten, Steine Street, Brighton.Read More Sparks ~ A most linktastic post!