Auf Deutsch I DON'T WRITE POETRY. It's not because I don't like it. In fact, I love poetry and will stand stock still in awe and admiration at those talented enough to capture a tiny sliver of beauty or truth in a few well chosen words. But I don't write it. Okay, so that's a pretty clear … Continue reading Tearing the Veil
Interview with a late Crime Fiction great I was delighted to catch the re-run of Mark Lawson’s 2006 interview with crime author PD James on BBC4 a few weeks’ ago. What a wonderful woman! And a wonderful writer! Hard to believe she was 86 at the time of the interview and still had a few … Continue reading Criminal Poetry
Probably The Best Flash Fiction In The World
KBP’s 2014 moment of triumph re-lived!
Because….. we have a WINNER!
Amid much anguish, hand-wringing, and a few stomach ulcers, the results are in.
The winner sprang straight out of the Literary Fiction Title Generator. There were more than several reasons for the entry published below being the winner, but fewer reasons separating it from the very close runners-up, making it a very tough decision indeed.
Nevertheless, the Estimable, Impartial and Utterly Respectable Guest Judge had to finally settle on this winner because:
- It’s bloody brilliant.
- It is also very funny.
- The flash fiction was supposed to be in the style of the title generator from which it took inspiration, and you don’t get more literary than James Joyce, now do you?
- It was assigned 54,879 points for the last line alone.
So without further ado, congratulations and a €50 Amazon voucher are winging their way to Katie Purcell, for the rather marvellous:
The Dominant Glassworks in Donnybrook
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2014: A tale of Donnybrook glassworks and leafy bottoms!
2014: Katie B. sits on her laurels! Of course, there are some authors who wouldn't be seen dead resting on their laurels! Not so, Katie B.! Why else would she be so well-padded in the posterior department, if not to be able to repose on a few crispy Laurus nobilis leaves for half a year or longer? … Continue reading 2014: A tale of Donnybrook glassworks and leafy bottoms!
It's not every day a girl gets to inaugurate her new author website with a win, but thanks to Tara Sparling at Tara Sparling writes and her Estimable, Impartial and Utterly Respectable Guest Judge, Katie Purcell (with or without the B) has done just that! Yes, I am chuffed and honoured that my modest attempt … Continue reading Winner!