Journal

I'm looking for a pale gentleman with a cat on his shoulder

Yes, I really am. At least I would like to use a photo of a pale gentleman with a cat on his shoulder in my Images project. Preferably, the cat should be ginger.

There is no money available. Sorry about that. I wish I could pay for the shot. But I would do my very best to promote the artist in relation to the book I’m putting together.

If you’re interested in giving this one a go, please let me know.
And if you’d like to know more about my Images project, here’s a link to the first 12 stories completed so far (the first story, Cat’s Kiss, has no image, thus the call for the pale gentleman and the cat) Images project

FLASHBACK IS HERE

Hooray hooray hip hip hooray.
It has been a massive undertaking and now I don’t know whether to feel relieved or super dooper nervous.

Please head over to Blurb and take a peek. It’s got real gold within it’s pages and a cheap buy at $11.50! Especially when you consider there are 34 contributors, mostly stories but some images as well.

The cover designed by the fantastic Catherine Swanson

A 'good' news update

Here’s the good news: Flashback 2011 is now laid out in its first draft. There’s no real bad news I guess, other than that the laborious proofing stage now begins (not bad within itself) however I doubt we will make the 1 October deadline I set for this project.

On the other hand, it’s truly not that far away. And it’s a bumper edition.

Flashback 2011 contains approx 200 pages of flash fiction stories written by 32 Redbubble writers. There are some real gems in this collection with a kick arse cover by the very talented Cathryn Swanson. :) (Sorry if I make you blush CS, but I love this cover so much).

Stay tuned for the release date; which will be Blurb, as with the first two collections!
If you haven’t checked out the Flash Fiction Group’s first two col…

A 'good' news update

Here’s the good news: Flashback 2011 is now laid out in its first draft. There’s no real bad news I guess, other than that the laborious proofing stage now begins (not bad within itself) however I doubt we will make the 1 October deadline I set for this project.

On the other hand, it’s truly not that far away. And it’s a bumper edition.

Flashback 2011 contains approx 200 pages of flash fiction stories written by 32 Redbubble writers. There are some real gems in this collection with an kick arse cover by the very talented Cathryn Swanson. :) (Sorry if I make you blush CS, but I love this cover so much).

Stay tuned for the release date; which will be Blurb, as with the first two collections!
If you haven’t checked out the Flash Fiction Group’s first two co…

Images Project index

At the start of this year I embarked on a project to write short stories inspired by images found here on Redbubble, with the aim of a substantial written work each week. I called it the Images Project and asked through a journal if anyone would like me to write a story based on their photo or painting. I was overwhelmed with the response and have about 30 images.

The project stalled a tad, although I now have six completed stories.

More details on the project are here

And these are the links to the stories


by Lorraine Creagh
Story In these four walls


Boulders by Tom Godfrey
Story It Waits


Waterproof Wellies
by Wigs
Story Daddy’s with an angel

Tall Tales
based on this image

by Paul Grinzi

Clear Skies
based on this image

by Cathie Tranent

Burn
based on images by Christopher Ewing including

Image Project update

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has responded to my Image Project invitation. In just 2 days I’ve had 16 people respond and some have suggested 2-3 images. Each and every one of them holds so much potential for the words.
If you don’t know what I’m on about, details are here
So far, as mentioned in the first journal, I’ve written a short story to Lorraine Creagh’s image Mazzotti Mansion, which basically has sparked the inspiration for me to take this on.
Currently, I’m half way through the second story, to an image I’m borrowing from Tom Godfrey.
I’m still very excited by this project and I hope that my words will do justice to your images.
xxx
update

by Lorraine Creagh
Story In these four walls


Boulders by Tom Godfrey
Story It Waits


Waterproof…

Now available in soft cover

The new Flash Fiction Book … Flashback … is now available on Blurb.
Check out the preview here

Please note, the book was only uploaded this evening (Monday 16 November).
I have ordered a preview copy but the postage-free deal with Redbubble will most likely run out before the preview copy arrives.

It’s up to you, order but caveat emptor.
HOWEVER, the final pre-print was done by our very own GeorgieGirl and beautifully done I might add. So I have every confidence in the product.

Please note, on check out you will need to quote the discount voucher available as a Redbubble member. Details are here

FYI
There is no mark up on this book even though available for sale through my own account. In other words, available to you at cost.

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