Posts Tagged "flash fiction"

Thu, 04 June 2009 finding direction

I’m off to Dublin today for the Give Me Direction screenwriting conference. On Saturday the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild is having its AGM, and I’ll be attending that as well.
It’s Thursday, so here is my weekly pico-prose:
In the Tube, crushed, Lin watches the Bronté Waterfall on the vid-strip, hears splash and spray [...]

Sat, 30 May 2009 the garden of death

This month Fantasy Magazine ran a competition for writers to come up with a story in ten lines based on a piece of artwork.
I found the challenge interesting, and picked “The Garden of Death” (1896) by Finnish artist Hugo Simberg (1873 – 1917).
Fantasy Magazine decided to shortlist ten stories. A readers’ poll will decide [...]

Thu, 28 May 2009 words on foot

I’ve been reading Nietzsche today. As thinkers go he’s clear and reasoned. In fact, he’s a little too perceptive for those who like their self-delusions, so sometimes his surgical excision of unpleasant human motivations can make for glum reading. He’s a bit of a grump at times too, especially when it comes to young people.
In [...]

Thu, 21 May 2009 hearing the resonance bell

Today I wrote a poem, went to a poetry reading, and read out a different poem at the open mic section.
I know no one at these events, and it’s nerve-wracking for me to read poetry in front of strangers. Still, it’s a good exercise, and I haven’t had the opportunity to attend of late. Generally, [...]

Thu, 14 May 2009 look around you

I haven’t forgotten it’s Thurday. Here’s today’s micro missive:
Houdini’s first afterlife message, delivered by email: Lack of limbs renders escape awkward but not impossible. Flexibility of will, vital.
Sometimes I like to have fun with these little splashes of words.
After signs of an incipient summer we’re back to monsoon rains. I was thinking of hitting [...]

Thu, 07 May 2009 get some direction, quick

Before I inflict my weekly tiny piece of prose upon the web I’ll mention a couple of items that might be of interest to some of my readers.
First off while perusing the films appearing in the forthcoming Spanish and Latin American Film Season at the IFI in Dublin I noticed that on Monday May 11th [...]

Mon, 04 May 2009 uplifting

Another one of my twitter stories has been published on Thaumatrope: if you’re hungry for a fictional nibble.Reviews of Black Static, issue 10, have been appearing online. I realised before reading the first one that I had been bracing myself: like how you involuntarily clench your muscles when you expect a terrible blow.
My [...]

Thu, 30 April 2009 back on track

I’m returning to schedule for my weekly Twitterfic Thursday. Here is today’s offering:
Your pain blurs your eyes with chiaroscuro patterns, and I watch, entranced at the truth it reveals. Your mouth becomes an O of revelation.
Not much else to add: it’s a beautiful day in the West of Ireland, which is a lovely change from [...]

Wed, 29 April 2009 catching up

The past three weeks have been hectic, and my weekly Thursday Twitterfic lapsed during this period, but as it happens a bunch of my twitter stories hit the web so here are links to them:
There are two stories, here and here, on Thaumatrope, and a pico story on Outshine.
During Easter my poem “Exchange” went live [...]

Thu, 02 April 2009 something for the weekend

Another Thursday, another piece of micro-fiction in under 140 characters:
The rooms of this great house are as familiar as the chambers of my dead heart. I walk in echoes, stir dust, and pine for the key’s rattle.
Last week was busy, but very enjoyable.
The question and answer session on “Writing Horror” last Thursday with Kim [...]

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