Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Stuff

Was asked last week to write a short story for an upcoming crime/noir anthology based on the theme of 'airports'.  I struggled initially, being the first time I've written to both a deadline and a theme.  But I came up with a story called 'Fire', and subbed it last night.  Hopefully it'll be okay, but I'll keep you all posted.

With the kids, bless em, back at school today, got a little more time on my hands.  Next up, two stories to write for those wonderful people at A Twist of Noir.  First one's entitled 'Tina the Dwarf Prostitute - a Love Story', and the other is entitled 'Sunday', about, well, a Sunday.  Sort of.

Right. Better get cracking.

'I am in love with Tina the Dwarf Prostitute.  She is not here.  The circus is in town.  Her public awaits.' . . .

9 comments:

  1. I've sent my 666 story to ATON. Hope it works.

    Madge The Midge was a famous lesbian, midget prostitute from Mbro. She also had a withered arm.

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  2. She sounds a right catch, Paul. Not knocking the area, obviously. Looking forward to your 666 loads, mate. You've give it quite a build up :)

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  3. Just finished the love story, Paul. ATON 697. Now for 650. Maybe tomorrow. All that sentimental stuff has left me exhausted. Fair play to Barbara Cartland. That's all I can say. Fair play.

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  4. I remember that story Paul, the midget waitress with a withered arm over at TKnC.

    Looking forward to reading your pair of stories Ian, still not even gotten around to thinking of the two spots I got, have to get me act together.

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  5. Cheers, Lee. Was only after I said I'd do the stories, I realised how difficult it is to stick to such a definite wordcount. Happy with the first one, though. Even if it is a bit mad and strange. Back to Barbara Cartland again.

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  6. 'Tina the Dwarf Prostitute - a Love Story.' That is a great name for a yarn.

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  7. Cheers, David. An acquired taste, perhaps. Not sure my nan would have run over broken glass to read a story with that title, but it was great fun to write :)

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  8. Love the title. Good to hear you keeping busy. Write write write, right?

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  9. Thanks, Jodi. Hope the story lives up. It's a sad little tale of unrequited love. Shakespeare would have been so proud. Perhaps.

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