Or thirteenth equal depending on your glass-half-full-glass-half-empty perspective. The winner was more than worthy, a tight tale with lovely pace and rhythm, and only the requisite number of ‘I’s. Competition over, Prune-Ella is now out in the wild via the Nano Fiction page. Meanwhile, one of my other stories, submitted to the critiquing zoo queue, has had some quite mixed comments. To broadly simplify; half seemed baffled by the concept, didn’t quite see a plot, and wanted parts that I thought were the crucially speculative elements, more spelled out. The other half loved it, got the plot, and bought into the speculation. Both views … Continue reading Prune-Ella gets second equal!
Yes! Finished the exercise and submitted it to CC for what will probably be a right royal chewing! I’m not even sure if I followed the rules or not as appreciation of parts of speech and flying participles (or was that buttresses?) was obstinately non-stick at school, predating teflon by some considerable margin. I’ve always written rather more by feel than by knowledgable construction and so can come unstuck, to pursue the metaphor (or is it an analogy? You see my problem?), when push invariably comes to shove. Anyway, all that can come of this enterprise is deep humiliation or the satisfaction of not drawing attention to myself as I … Continue reading Prune-Ella, Queen of the Dessert
Yesterday, with Pirates of the Caribbean providing the surreal, comedic soundtrack, I was trying to write a short story without using a first person pronoun. Continue reading New nano fiction page
Hello, I’m Suzanne and this is my online venture into Proper Blog Writing. I’ve blogged anonymously on MySpace for a couple of years now and seem to attract a larger number of bands hoping to sell me their home-made CDs than adoring fans in awe of my erudite prose and sparkling wit. Of course it could be that erudition and sparkle upped sticks and left home after a brief outing in around 1956 but heck a girl’s got to have ambition, right? Anyway, it seemed about time to move onto what appears to be a more grown-up platform for what may yet turn … Continue reading Trials of a MySpace Migrant