Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Hope springs eternal


At the end of last year the Creative Writing Group I attend undertook a “Secret Sentence”, just like a “Secret Santa” but where your “gift” is a writing prompt. I received the phrase “Doing the Christmas Shift Again This Year”. Now I am an infrequent, if not reluctant, writer of prose but on this occasion that’s exactly what I did. Being pleased with the result sent it off in early February to Short-Story.me for their Flash thread and forgot all about it till this morning when my inbox alerted me to the fact that they published it!

Working Christmas Again.

Please read it on the site and vote. Tx

So, all you budding writers out there,  Have Patience and Never Give Up!



Sunday, 10 March 2019

Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

The Reluctant Fundamentalist The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Been meaning to read this for ages. Great storyline merging a young man's thwarted love for a young woman doomed by the death of her first love, her childhood sweetheart, with his disillusionment with his work for a valuation company and with American ethics. All complicated by its setting in time, place and culture. Well narrated by the author whose flowing, precise yet minimalist style is supremely suited to the confessional way the story is told.

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