Had a lovely evening yesterday, a party in Lewes , then a quick flit to Brighton where I was reading at Short Fuse, Brighton's literary short story fun event held at the Komedia... bar, music, and short stories, read by the writers.
Stories from Tara Gould, one of the organisers, fab stuff. Some lovely images, transparency, glass, birds, surrounding a moving story. Wonderfully read, too. Then a writer called Jak who turned out to be female, a great piece set on a beach in South Africa, and children defacing a sign. Though-provoking. Again, superbly read.
Then Jo Horsman, with 'Sparks', a story that's also caught the eye of Steve Finbow and he's published it on Red Peter.
JO'S STORY HERE ON RED PETER
Then me, with Dodie's Gift. And a great natter later on with the other writers, and a wee bit of book selling, which makes the world go round and keeps me in ink cartridges.
Thanks for the invite, Tara and Polly. I love this event. One of Brighton's best!