…but rather waiting for the edits to come back on my manuscript. I haven’t done any serious writing since my 48 Hours/48 Stories thingo, and I can feel that creativity sapping away. So I’ll endeavour to write some more stories (one, I know for sure, involves a meteor), and maybe put a few more thoughts up on the blog.But that’s not to say my fiction hasn’t been busy without me. My story, In The Oldest Way
, which you may remember from blog posts such as these
, appears in a newer, much better form in the latest issue of The Lifted Brow
. You can buy a copy at their Electric Palace
at The Zoo
on Thursday August 13, or at Avid Reader Bookshop
on Friday August 14, where there will be readings/games with string, featuring readings and scientific presentations by Tom Guerney, Antonia Strakosch, Krissy Kneen, Leesa Wockner and my good self. You can read a lovely review of the new Brow (and my story) at the excellent talking-about-books-behind-their-backs blog 3000 BOOKS
.I was also very pleased to let some of my stories into the tender care of Chris Flynn
, who recently read a few stories from my 48 Hours/48 Stories thingo as part of the launch of Josephine Rowe’s
wonderful new book How a Moth Becomes a Boat
. You can read a great review of the night here
(in which my misspelt alter-ego is accused of being a “nutcase”).
And, finally, one of my favourite stories, Strange Days in July has finally found a home (and a new title). It appears in a new form in the 7th edition of Ilura Press’ journal Etchings (along with J M Coetzee!!!).
Anyhoo, I’d better get writing, so my stories can keep getting out there and having fun without me. I’ll be here, waiting for edits, maybe looking into limbo dancing lessons.