Tag Archive: humour

In the beginning

In the beginning, Zucker said, ‘Let there be Facebook,’ and there was Facebook. Zucker saw that Facebook was good, and He separated profiles from pages and said, ‘Go figure, you schmucks.’ And verily… Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Knights of Cydonia

‘You are the best warrior in Bimbongia,’ said the king. ‘But could you beat a knight of Cydonia?’ ‘I have heard they are mighty, Majesty.’ ‘Humungous, Garalopmop. But to earn my respect, you… Continue reading

Q is for Query

Number 17 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. This is another affliction – endless torment over that query letter. But actually it’s… Continue reading

P is for #Pitmad

Number 16 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. My friend Arnold Pogostik, author of The Incredibly Cruel Creep-Crawly That Kidnapped Kate, has… Continue reading

N is for Need

Number 14 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. Now, we all know that writers need to write, but do readers need to… Continue reading

I is for Immediate

Number 9 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. Tidy the desk? Make a cup of coffee? Check my emails? How many of… Continue reading

D is for Dialogue

Number 4 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. ‘How’s the novel coming on?’ enquired Miranda timidly, staring at her shoes. Whenever she… Continue reading

Channillo So Far

As is well known, Dickens’s novels first appeared in weekly or monthly instalments, a practice largely abandoned today but which, according to Hillary Kelly of the Washington Post, could usefully be revived. One attempt… Continue reading