Wednesday, 4 November 2009


Courtesy of Sally Zigmond and her blog, the marvellously-named Elephant in the Writing Room The entire text of Words from a Glass Bubble (the story, not the whole book!) is posted, pending her taking-apart of the story next week. This is part of a series of articles on the craft of the short story - a great thing to be doing.
Words from a Glass Bubble is the story of Irish postwoman Eva Duffy, a plastic statuette of the Virgin Mary (affectionately called the VM) and a reclusive farmer, Finn Piper.
HERE it is in three posts... too long for one.
Sally says summat about readers not saying if they hate the story. Nah - feel free. It's won a couple of decent awards and it's up there to illustrate craft. But you don't have to like it as well!


Rachel Fenton said...

What if I think it's wonderful - should I keep that quiet, too?

Vanessa Gebbie said...

No! tell the world!

Seriously... I think you can see the craft in a piece of work, if you look, even if you dont 'like' it. I've met plenty like that.