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Monday, 29 December 2008

My Micro Horror winner at Hermitosis

Tom is running all the winners and he just let me know this is up. I reread it and do you know, I thought to myself - did I really write that? It's good! :)

Thursday, 25 December 2008

October oversight

October 2008 Links

It would appear that I was so busy trying to win the Micro Horror prize that I omitted to put my October links onto the site! I did win! So not time wasted but EDP launched November too so I was fairly distracted what with one thing and another. Anyway, here they are and I hope you will enjoy a retrospective read :)
A Horror of Horrors (short story)
You Must Remember This - a worm's eye view of life and love.
The Book for my nephew, Robert McCosh.
Untitled Poem
A Brief Encounter
The Magic Hour

My Micro Horror Marathon
Having won the Micro Horror Trophy last year, I decided to set myself the challenge of entering 6 stories for the competition this year ranging in length thus: 666, 555, 444, 333, 222, 111 words. I did it! Quite a marathon! Links to follow but some are up already - go and see them.

End Game was my non competition piece for October.

Sole Survivor
Sleep Tight
Oh, for a friendly face
Name of the Beast
Duplicitous Creatures
And watch that space – who knows…
and if you would like to read an interview with Micro Horror’s Editor, Nathan Rosen go to:

Monday, 22 December 2008

BwS Quarterly Review

I'm extremely proud to be included yet again by the editors in their Quarterly showcase. It's a great honour. Iam glad to see my friend Mark Dalligan there too. But really we are in such great company, I suggest you read the entire issue.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Every Day Poets & Every Day Fiction

Here is a link to the Editorial and Contents page of EDP

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And a message from EDF
We’ve finally done it! The anthology is in print and ready for ordering! Click here to order:

We have prepared two versions of the anthology, a hardcover gift edition and a trade paperback edition, to offer readers a choice of price point and format:
· ISBN 978-0-9810584-0-5 The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 – 292 pages, clothbound gift edition w/ dustjacket – retail price: $28.95 USD • $34.95 CDN • £18.95 GBP • €26.95 EUR
· ISBN 978-0-9810584-1-2 The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 – 292 pages, trade paperback – retail price: $15.95 USD • $18.95 CDN • £10.95 GBP • €26.95 EUR

Since I have 4 stories in that anthology, I would be delighted if you all clicked that order button. It's full of great writing you'll want to read again and again. It would also make a wonderful Christmas present!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

The White Road

A good Christmas book gift idea from me: The White Road by Tania Hershman You can get details about Tania and her book from her site:

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

December Links

I am in this anthology with friends Avis Hickman-Gibb, Bill West and Sarah Hilary.

The Canary Murder Case was written for the guidelines and it was an interesting challenge.
Suspicion was adapted to this challenge but written some time ago.
Pit Stop is a nice little humourous Sci Fi Christmas treat.
Chaos and Light - family - it's what Christmas is about ;)
The Santa Suit is up at Micro Horror. What's it got in its pocketses?
A Matter of Taste is at Big Toe Review. Christmas is a time of traditions.
Magical Thinking examines thought itself and even scepticism, in a rather sceptical way.
Song of the Winter Earth it's short.

Leonard Cohen at last

I've been a fan for nearly 40 years and at last got to see Leonard Cohen at the MEN Arena in Manchester on Sunday evening. The standing ovations that we gave him were nothing. He gave himself totally to every moment of performance and every nuance of every song and he gave generous mention to every one of his team of musicians, technicians and roadies. Did I say performance? I don't think it was a performance as such - it was Leonard Cohen as honest and human as he has always been which is why he has drawn so many to him, young and old over these many years.

Hello to Sharon and Yiar (hope I spelt that correctly) who'd come all the way from Israel and with whom we shared a taxi and now our memories too.