'Vaguebooking - an intentionally vague status update that prompts friends to ask what's going on, or is possibly a cry for help' (Urban Dictionary) I hope I'm not, as a rule, a vaguebooker. When people post things like 'Ugh, why do I even BOTHER?', or 'Some people just aren't worth it...', or 'Frustrated 😦 !!!', … Continue reading Vaguebooking
Yes, it is me. Yes, I am absolutely chuffed to bits. First time I've won a writing thing! And yes, of course you can read the story (and the very fine runner-up one by @MrMoth): just click here: http://www.faberacademy.co.uk/news/2015/05/quickfic-150515-winner/ The story is called 'Boys and Girls of Summer', it's a very quick fic indeed at … Continue reading Faber Academy QuickFic 15/5/15: the winner!
Very happy to say that I have a piece out - a triptych, no less! - at Matter Press's Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. It's called 'Silence', just click here to read. Many thanks to Randall Brown for accepting it! Hope you enjoy it. The featured image is Shh--Daily Image 2011--April 2 by Rochelle Hartman; it is shared … Continue reading ‘Silence’ – new story online today
This post was scheduled to go out yesterday: I held it over due to the continuing election coverage. Today's a pretty big day. Yesterday was the UK general election, so by now we may know who's in charge of the country for the next 5 years (although I suspect we won't). [Edit: well, that shows … Continue reading Happy writing birthday to meeee…
I'm conscious that I haven't posted here for a little while. Not because I haven't been writing - I've written various flash stories, carried on editing the novel/hot potato (I'm nearly two-thirds through what I'd say was a fairly thorough edit, involving quite a bit of rewriting, she said defensively), and I've had two stories … Continue reading Something a little different