WHAT I AM WRITING ...
‘Jack and the Glory’ was a story my grandmother would
never tell me!
But it’s gone on to spring a collection of short, sharp flash
tales *** that examine the pain of living in the Age of
What’s my aim? To craft like a verbal cartoonist and so create
entire worlds with a few brief strokes of a pen.
The stories come in many guises. Some are mere fragments;
none is more than 1,000 words long. But all are designed to
convey a mix of fact and fantasy; truth and lies.
A few are fictionalised family memoir. Several figures
featured are celebrated. Others are infamous while yet more
were forgotten almost before they ever lived! You must
judge who is real, what is invented – and which stories are
fabulous mixtures of them both. I invite you to set the
boundaries for yourself.
*** Publication details to be announced soon.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A BANANA
BITES OF BENDY FLASH
"The Importance of Having a Banana'' is a six-part, 62-piece collection of flash stories whose factional contents examine the perpetual black comedy being performed centre-stage in this, our Age of Ambivalence.
The themes include fictionalised family memoir; intimate conversation; war and the Holocaust; extreme aberration; celebrity and infamy and last, modern slants on popular bible stories.
When even only two people have witnessed an event or shared a conversation, they are burdened by differing, often conflicting views of what happened and was said. Nuance becomes everything!
So here, I invite readers to judge where fact and fiction meet. They must mark the boundaries for themselves.