The Waiting Place is a Bit Rundown…

There is nothing to say, but people seem to want to know that I’m not just discarding the website idea. So, an update, much against my ethic I might add.
     I am still waiting on replies to two stories and I’ve written at least two more, one of which is being a pain to edit. The second story, at least, seems, well, written for a magazine in Australia, so hopefully I will get that editted in the next week and then play yet another round of the submission game.
     There has also been a fair amount of non-fiction writing going on; some thesis, a paper and a seminar (of which at least one has given rise to a written story idea).
     Behold, work. Hopefully something more instructive will appear here in a few weeks. I’m thinking a little discourse on those ‘Stories I Will Never Write.’

The Little Lytton

I had almost forgotten about these… My submissions to the ‘Little Lytton’ competition.

Contest A:

As its blood washed over me something stirred in my loins, reminding me of the first time Candice, the Irish wolfhound, made love to me.

Contest B:

Yet to no avail, for high above the cityscape Vice-General Balzurg prepared to press the button that would initiate firey death upon those limey cocksuckers.

To fully understand this post, go and read the relevant details on the website. Go on. It’ll show why I have no artistic soul; the winners show true genius.

Thus the hack goes to bed.

It seems strange, I suppose, that the second post to the blog should be the introductory piece. The former [no longer extant upon this page for metaphysical reasons], a little bit of narrative fluff that happened to me late one night, is a marker, a reminder that fiction is the basis of the factual.

Anyway, I’d forget about that event if there wasn’t something to remind me. The past and I don’t get on well. Memories are for other people.

This isn’t to be a blog of my daily activities. It is to be discussion in re my wish to be a published author. Expect lengthy diatribes and long waits between posts.

That is all.