Sunday, 24 April 2011
Lazy Days and other stuff
For so long have I yearned to put a picture of Romford station up on my blog, and here, at last, is an excuse. The e-publication This Zine Will Change Your Life have accepted my story "Idle Time", to appear on their site some time in the summer. A little while ago I entered a speed writing contest where you are given a topic and an hour to come up with a 1,000 word story. "Idle Time" was my entry. Now tidied up, made slightly longer and (hopefully) slightly better, it has found a home here. It is set at a train station where time, for no identifiable reason, decides to stop.
A couple of other things. The production of "The Mid-Life of David K" as a podcast by the Nil Desperandum website has been delayed after the original reader had to pull out; they're going to keep me posted on when it will all be happening. Also, a couple of weeks back the editor of the Muscle and Blood Literary Journal that published "The German" last year emailed me and asked if I'd like to work on something, alongside the magazine's fiction editor, for the Twenty20 Journal put together by the same people. Tragically not all about the noble sport of cricket, the journal is constructed of 20-word stories and poems. We put together a few pieces, for consideration for the summer edition of Twenty20.
More on all that as and when. Much love to all...