would never have dreamt of writing any horror at all had it not been
for Writewords duo Bill West and John Ritchie encouraging me to have a go. That
was back in 2007. I won three Hallowe'en Competitions in a row and then
was a judge for three in a row and here I am eight years later at 100 Horrors in
MicroHorrorand several elsewhere thanks to John and Bill and
editor Nathan Rosen. I am sorry John isn't here to read it and leave me one of his comical comments.
Saints Alive was written just this week in response to the Flash Fiction challenge at Writewords where we are commemorating the brilliantly wicked sence of humour of our late friend, fellow fictionner and mentor John Ritchie aka Prospero who was the landlord of our fictitious local, The Parched Quill. He'd laugh at this one!
We all miss you John.
and I am also up today at PostcardPoemsandProse with Old Fashioned Broth. There seems to be a theme of saints and grannies going on here! It's coincidental...
Today is also the inaugural issue of Gyroscope Review and I am delighted that Kathleen and Constance decided to make me part of that by accepting HEART OF BRIGHTNESSthat has nothing to do with grannies or saints -- bucking trend here :) Congratulaions on your new venture -- it's a great first issue and I see lots of friends there too. Every success.
Born in Ballymena. Graduated B.A. in French & Education. Spent 28 years teaching.
Three Micro Horror prizes and an honoree in The 2009 Binnacle Comp.
Full lists of what went where availble on Facebook Notes and in the Vaults at Parallel Oonahverse.
Judge of The Shine Poetry Competition 2008.
Managing Editor at http://www.everydaypoets.com
Anthologies: The Very Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 and 2009
Toe Tags 2009,
A Man of Few Words
Short Library 2008
Ambition - to have a whole book to myself :)
Live at The Cumberland Arms 2011