Apple have killed my e-mail. Mail was dodgy all morning. Then it crashed, freezing my Macbook Pro. When I rebooted a new version of the software had been installed and all my accounts had been deleted! Trying to set them up again I noticed I now had Exchange support, so this must be something toContinue reading “Apple Crashed My E-Mail”
Everyones favourite journal of magical realism, Serendipity, have kindly agreed to reprint my short story ‘Momentum’, originally published in Electric Velocipede #13. Regular readers will remember I appeared in Serendipty in December with the story ‘Circe’s‘. Its great to return to its digital pages as I have read and enjoyed every issue to date.
We are trapped in light Circling the destination Home ever more distant
In San Diego. Have not slept for 24 hours! Very tired, full update when rested.
Right then people. In just over twelve hours I will be zooming down the runway at Stansted, ready to hurl myself over the Atlantic with the help of American Airlines. I’ll be touching down in San Diego at 6pm local time, or 2am British time. I have three days to get over the jet lag,Continue reading “Take-off”
A great piece of flash fiction over at Strange Horizons… My Greedy Plea for Help
…is the re-titled 3rd draft of the story that started out as End Game. Here is the new opening scene… ***** It costs Spaceman one long summer to crack the game’s top twenty. Sweltering nights hunched behind a screen at Harvard’s Bookmakers and Game Emporium. Harvard’s is the nastiest game boutique on the strip, aContinue reading “They Leave Him No Voice”
As if the co-dependent relationship between coffee and books isn’t strong enough, today’s Guardian says British bookseller Blackwell’s is deploying the first in a new generation of Espresso Book Machines (EBM’s) in autumn. The news seals the deal between the printed page and the world’s most popular legal stimulant. Read more at the Teleread blog
This blog has just passed 15k on the visitor count. Not a big number in the whole tin of beans, but a milestone for yours truly. Whoever it was, I thank you.
In the excitement of my Welsh journeys, I haven’t mentioned that my story ‘Horizon’ is now confirmed for issue #6 of Murky Depths, debuting in December. w00t!
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An extract from the opening of my new story, End Game. If anyone wants to help by offering feedback on the full story it is in the next post, password protected. Drop me a line and I will forward a password. firstname.lastname@example.org ***** Harvard names it a low risk run once too often. The fenceContinue reading “End Game Extract”