Sunday Supplement

I may have finally lost the tiny edition of the noir issue of Blink|Ink and if I did, it would be a pity as it was a lovely thing with some terrific words and pictures (including a mordantly funny one from Mr B, who tipped me off to the call for stories). But here’s my…

Nun & Dragon — and Pirates!

I’m pleased to present: Nun & Dragon Press Release September 6, 2012 5:06 pm / from adele I am delighted to announce that the long anticipated first volume in the ‘Bushy Tales’ anthology series ‘Tales of the Nun and Dragon’ will be available as an ebook via Amazon from Monday 10th September and Wizards Tower…

Keeping Abreast of the Fabulous

All right, even I am having difficulty at times keeping up with all the news, so if I repeat something here, it just means you’re paying attention, well done, here’s a cookie! Soon I have to leave the glories of Alba for the um, gories? of Albany. Alas. Which means I have to figure out…

Drabble: Goin’ to the Chapel

Patti Abbott has made another challenge to her pals: a drabble — a story of exactly one hundred words —  inspired by one of three pictures. Succinct, yeah? Here’s mine. “Goin’ to the chapel…” The parson looked nervous. Bart smiled to reassure him, then nudged him along with the Berretta. Now it was his wedding…

Six Sentence Sunday: Biscuits

A little treat for this round of Six Sentence Sunday, the weekly banquet of words to help you sample new writers or savour old favourites. Here’s the beginning of my postcard-sized story “Biscuits” which you can read in its entirety over at Postcard Fiction. “You should have been nicer to me,” Carlotta said as she…

Writer Wednesday: Flash!

Because everything’s more exciting with an exclamation mark at the end (sledgehammer! verrucas! antidisestablishmentarianism!), yes — it’s National Flash Fiction Day! All right, so only in the UK, officially — but since I live in Ireland I don’t have to listen to what the Queen says anyway, so she can’t tell me not to write…

The Secret to Life, the Universe and Everything

My Ballardian dwelling Well, it sounded better than “Just another manic Monday.” But that’s what it is and already afternoon here. I have the excuse of going very late to bed — mostly due to the nice weather which means Club Karma has their “garden” seating now (can it be a “garden” if it’s just…

Six Sentence Sunday: Bill is Dead

Yes, it’s that time again, Six Sentence Sunday. For this week I share another work you can read in full for nothing over at Pulp Metal Magazine, where you will find lots more for your noirish pleasures, including the omnipresent Mr B. PMM loves stories inspired by songs; oddly enough, I tend to write a…