Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15kWlTrpt5k Today is the first of four general history posts. I could begin with some words on my love of Madge (up until 1992 when it all went a bit introverted, with a brief Ray of Light back in 1998) or perhaps it would be better focusing on an interest in Japanese culture this video … Continue reading Rain

Not a Job

I have a confession to make, well several actually. The main one is to do with my mistaken belief that writing certain combinations of fiction at once is actually doable, and there won't be any clutter or overspill in my brain. This, sadly, is utter bollocks. As a result, EX/WHI is on hiatus for November. I … Continue reading Not a Job

In Pursuit of Happiness

Yup, it's that time again. November is (checks calendar) NEXT WEEK and so, we need a graphic for the upcoming 'write a novel in a month' journey and some definitive idea of what the fuck is going on. Fortunately, both of these things are well in hand. If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, here's … Continue reading In Pursuit of Happiness

Art for Art’s Sake

It's twenty-one days before my holiday begins: not that I'm counting days or anything, but last night the dates were put in the Work Diary, which has somehow made the entire experience a bit more real. The poetry deadlines are looming for the first couple of awards/contests that I feel are feasible to enter, and … Continue reading Art for Art’s Sake

Welcome to the Working Week

I like setting myself ridiculous challenges, and it has been a while since one's been put on the table. With the Novel [TM] moving happily towards first draft, complete to my satisfaction (and it is, will be working on it over the weekend) it is time to push the creativity in other ways. Both of … Continue reading Welcome to the Working Week

Finally

At 5.30pm on Friday, March 30th, I was confident enough to make this claim: https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/979757998502498304 When I stopped this afternoon, after removing everybody else from the house so I could concentrate, this is where things stand: https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/979758348793982976 The last 40 pages are rough, but the narrative is complete. I'm going to spend Saturday night going … Continue reading Finally

February Short Story :: The Shape We’re In

This story was first published in 28 parts via Twitter during February. It is now reproduced in a complete form, a number of small edits and corrections made to improve narrative flow and maintain correct continuity. WARNING: This story deals with adult themes and should, as a result, be approached responsibly. Enjoy. The Shape We're … Continue reading February Short Story :: The Shape We’re In