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…

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…

Flash Fiction Challenge: Zoo Story

Patti Abbott has challenged folks again on the topic of the zoo: here’s mine with apologies to Edward Albee and William Shakespeare and Bruce Robinson as well. So there.  Zoo Story “So, this is the place.” “This? Why?” “I thought it would be dramatic.” “Dramatic? Why? Wolf howls make it dramatic?” “Not exactly. That scene…

Scarry Night: Miss Lonely Heart

This is a flash piece for a challenge put up by the ever resourceful Patti Abbott: for the rest of the entries pop on over to her blog. The link was the line “I really don’t mind the scars.” She seemed so small at the big table, a drink with the palest hint of green…

Purposeful

I started out the day purposefully: I got a needed oil change, ran to the store and then came to campus. There things began to bog down a bit, not only because there was a lot of email to get to and a call from the Dean but then there was the printer not working….

Publication: Wixey

My flash fiction piece “Wixey” will be coming out in Wild Violet. The story is inspired by the many horror stories that inevitably come up at MLA, the most stressful conference for people in languages and literature because it’s where the job interviews are done. It’s a short piece, but it came together quite satisfyingly…