Category: Fiction writing

Battling with dialogic discourse

Battling with dialogic discourse

The electricity was rewired in my study. Okay. You rewired the electricity in my study. Credit where credit is due. You rewired the electricity in my study whilst I was out. My first proper out since lockdown began. Why is that significant? Just so that people know clearly where their sympathies should lie. This out…

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On reading Bakhtin

On reading Bakhtin

On a confined afternoon our writer sits at the kitchen table with a flower placed strategically in front of her. She has decided that today’s task is to describe the flower in a manner that will enable her readers to see the flower through her eyes. To visualise it. Maybe even catch a hint of…

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Doolally

Doolally

Happy New Year to you all: fellow teachers, students, writers, friends, family, random internet readers, anonymous followers, … For your pleasure, this short story is a mischievous take on / a feminist rewriting of James Thurber’s ‘The Unicorn in the Garden’ A big thank you to my friend James Wright for the cover illustration. Kindle…

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Shuffled

Shuffled

“Soft clicks. Low chatter. The flutter of cards and banknotes. The clunk of coin. The moiré sibilance of play…” “A taut, pacy read…” – Amazon review “I knew nothing about the casino world and I found it fascinating, the author obviously knows her stuff…The writing itself is vibrant and certainly packs a punch. It doesn’t…

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