A while ago I said I would post a link to some stories I wrote...once upon a time. In fact I wrote them back in 2000-01 when Small Girl was a baby (and she liked long afternoon naps). The stories are what I did with my spare time (I know..I could have been cleaning...). I did try and get them published but I didn't really know what I was doing (so what's new?) and I had a toddler and then we moved and then I started writing more poetry...plus getting stories published (especially long ones) is not the easiest thing at the best of times.
Anyway you can now read them...if you like...no rush. I read them the other day (expecting the worst) and do you know what...I was quite surprised. They're not half bad and whilst there is the odd dated detail (someone has a video collection instead of DVDs, some of the IT bits) I think they've lasted quite well. I should probably warn you that they are certainly adult reading matter though (sex, drugs, bad language...yes, yes and, er, yes...not gratuitous though, obviously). See what you think - just go to my usual website and click on the stories link. From the link you will see 8 clocks - each one leads to a story. Some of them are nearly short and some are really quite long...each one has a word count at the top. They are linked by the common theme of crowd-pleasing - someone in each story is a crowd-pleaser in some way. Most of them deal with fields that I have either worked in or been involved with. To help you pick a story that might interest you here is the rough guide -
2.50am - A tabloid journalist in a nightclub
7.00am - A film studies lecturer
1.00pm - A chick lit writer
1.30pm - A poet
3.00pm - Various people at a TV show
4.30pm - A DJ and journalist at a dance music awards ceremony
(and by dance music I mean house, techno etc. not quickstep and tango)
6.00pm - A community liaison conference type organiser
11.00pm - A club DJ
So - let me know how you get on.
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