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Archive for June, 2013

Elevator finds a home

More good news! My short, short story, ‘Elevator’ will be on FlashFloods Journal on June 22nd at around 8pm. That’s National Flash Fiction Day – if you didn’t know, you do now. I’ll put up a link here when it’s up in case you would to read my story and all the others that will be […]

Story with Co-Curate

I’ve contributed a piece to Co-Curate, an interesting arts project entitled ‘Beauty in Imperfection’,  run by Kingston University and the London Sinfonietta. It was centred on the Peckham Asylum Chapel, with a performance there by some of the London Sinfonietta players.  I’m a big fan of theirs! My contribution, ‘Girl in a Chapel’ is online here – I […]

Scraps Anthology – The Rite of Spring etc

  This is really good! Well worth reading. Here’s the link.  I know I’m in it and it’s likely you’re thinking ‘she would say that wouldn’t she’ but really, I’ve discovered I enjoy reading flash fiction. It’s the first time I’ve bought a whole book of flash fiction and I’ve loved reading in short bursts […]

Surprise! King’s Cross Underground and My Story

Reading at St Pancras

I’m thrilled that I’ve been invited to read at the Litro and Polish Cultural Institute event at St Pancras on Thursday June 20th. Speakers include: Grażyna Plebanek, Wioletta Grzegorzewska, A.M. Bakalar, Jacek Dehnel and 2012’s UK Slam Champion Adam Kammering. Music from avant-garde harpist and Rockabilly Gypsy Jazz pioneer Lucinda Belle and DJ Liminal Londoner. Sounds […]

My story wins Litro’s Schulz/Poland Competition

More great news. My story ‘Gloves of Gdańsk’ has won the Litro Bruno Schulz Poland Competition. It is online here and is going to be up at King’s Cross Station – that’s really amazing! I’m honoured. I’ll have to make a trip up to London to see it. I’ve had a text from one of […]

My story in NFFD2013 Anthology

    Hurray! Fantastic news; my story, ‘Perfectly Black Sky’, is going to be published in the National Flash Fiction Day 2013 Anthology. The brief was to write an Arts-related story. 2013 is the centenary of the first (notorious) performance of Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’, my favourite piece of music. In fact the centenary was […]

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