Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Weather Headache

We’re born. We live. We die. Does that take us somewhere new or back nowhere? Can we do both?

I attemtped to characterise these theories so they can coexist as a Schrodinger cat phenomenon in my latest story:


Only 342 words! Hope you like.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The Slow-Motion Bullet Experience

Yesterday I skived out on myself. I had set myself work to do but then snuck out while my conscience wasn’t looking and got on a train. I brought something I was supposed to read to ease the guilt a little.

I sat down and like a good student got out my tutorial material, reading rapidly (and therefore learning barely anything). I didn’t look out the window. I love looking out the window. I like to lean back and feel how I am being physically shot forward through space, a sort of slow-motion bullet experience.

Not being able to look out the window made the experience more surreal, because my attention was still on the world outside that I was being flung through.

Maybe other adults aren’t fascinated by this sort of thing anymore. 

I can’t suppress my child-like awe.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

A day for subtle romance

because it certainly isn’t a day for working hard. More like a day for sleeping.

The new story is up:


I think the pace is too fast. I am generally too concise as a writer (not a common complaint!). I’m working on it. This story may need reworking later, or I may take it down in a few months. It depends on my mood.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Today I saw….

  • a black bunny with a white stripe on its nose
  • a pair of boys who found it hilarious when they came up and said hello to me
  • a man who couldn’t sit still
  • an old lady with the harshest voice in the world
  • a slightly younger lady with a pot-belly trying on skin-tight clothes
  • a teenager who wanted to quit school
  • and a floral dress that looked magical, except it set off my manly, bandy knees

Monday, 8 March 2010

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Website of Glory!

Three new pages have been set up, including a writerly forum!

Now anyone can post their stories and have them reviewed, or post creative writing titbits, or set up challenges etc…


Saturday, 6 March 2010

Angry Charity

The next one is up!

“Already?” I hear you cry? Indeed. I know you have all, the masses of you, been hanging on tenterhooks to get at it. So here it is:


(If that wasn’t written sarcasm at its finest, I’ll eat my dinner.)

Friday, 5 March 2010

Next One On Its Way

The next story is being put up as we speak. Well, it’s more of a fragment or scene than a fully fledged story.

The link will be:


As an aside, I’ve figured out RSS. I use raw feed (subscribing brings it straight to my Live Mail program) but the reader options are also available too.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Ok post

Here’s the link:


To post or not to post

I’ve discovered the secret to ending my writer’s block. It works like a charm and I’m spilling words like I haven’t in years. The only problem is the speed of my writing has come at the sacrifice of quality.

I have about 10 short stories written in the past week and I’m not sure they deserve to be posted.

I guess I’ll wait… and if I continue to be dissatisfied, some shall go up.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Bribery: it works

I knew skipping those handful of days when I was in school would be back to haunt me.

And now here I am, being paid to go to school, ignore the teacher and basically do nothing. (Sound nice? It isn’t.)

But I suppose all jobs are a form of bribery. It seems to be the only real incentive to get people to work. Promise them inner peace and they’ll do a half-arsed (or no-arsed) job. I know I would.

So here’s to bribery! It keeps us from doing what we love.