The discreet charm of tatty sleeves

GD’s discussion of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite on the Writers’ Co-op got me thinking, in a roundabout sort of way, about naked torsos. Actually, his post isn’t about the whole meteorite, just a bit… Continue reading

A Space of One’s Own

I sometimes say that all you need to write is a notebook and a pen. Airport departure lounge, dentist’s waiting room, park bench, Starbucks – just plonk yourself down and write. Virginia Woolf… Continue reading

How racist are you? Roudy stared at her, blinking. ‘What makes you think I’m looking for anyone?’ It was Magali’s turn to be taken aback. ‘Well, if Benamrouche is innocent, the investigation has to start over… Continue reading

Au revoir, Mayotte

Well, actually, it might be adieu. We’re off tomorrow, and it seems unlikely we’ll be back. La Réunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, yes, but unless you’re a diving fanatic, there’s no imperative reason to come… Continue reading

Flash Fiction Challenge: Stuff That Ain’t Working

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR:
your humble host This week’s Friday Flash Fiction Challenge involves… Stuff That Ain’t Working Find a story you’ve written/are working on that isn’t quite working. Summarize…

A few more miles

Well, I said I’d run into snags with the launch of Perfume Island, which was to have been released two days ago. Actually, what I’ve run into is a cul de sac. I won’t… Continue reading

Pilgrims, whales and trolls

Things are a bit topsy-turvy right now. Or maybe it’s just in my mind, which goes a bit awry at times. But at the same time as clearing out the flat, I was… Continue reading

Going, going, gone!

So I’m back in Mayotte. Arrived a few days ago actually, but whereas I thought I’d be getting back to routine after the summer, things have in fact been hectic. At the end… Continue reading

What’s in a name?

Readers of One Green Bottle will know that at the end Magali becomes a grandmother. For those of you still to read it, that’s not a great spoiler. In fact at that point, her… Continue reading

Thank you, Dan

I didn’t quite realise when setting out that in terms of difficulty, promoting a book is like stopping strangers in the street and asking them to buy a photograph of your baby. Not… Continue reading