Saturday 2 May 2009


Delighted to hear that a little micro-story inspired by an intriguing photograph of a chicken (!!) has been chosen for inclusion in a rather special book.
Author Nik Perring, who blogs HERE,
is working in partnership with photographer Katherine Lewis whose website is HERE
to produce a book of 20 photographs and 20 micro-stories.

The book will not be on sale very widely, so is limited edition stuff… and proceeds are going to an Alzheimer’s charity. If you want one, let them know fast.

They ran a little blogworld competition, inviting readers to send in 50 word stories illustrating one of Katherine’s photos. The one above.

And tis very funny... if you look at the link Katherine has given me, to Flickr HERE you'll see the photo much larger, and see that it is entitled 'Trust'. I didnt know that. But it said it through the image anyway. Perfect!

I love it when the writing world does things like this.


Nik Perring said...

Delighted to have you in it, Vanessa!


East of North said...

Hi Vanessa -- thanks for blogging about this and for submitting the winning entry! =)

You can post the image if you'd like, as long as it links back to the original flickr page. The source for the small image is here.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Thank you so much, both of you. I can't wait to see the book. Very exciting. And thanks for the links, Katherine... post duly decorated!

Ossian said...

Something that occurred to me when I read this and noted the dedication to an Alzheimers charity, I think (and no doubt others have thought of this as well, perhaps hence the book) that micro fiction would be suitable for people with Alzheimers to read. I am not being sarcastic, I'm being serious. My mother used to read three books a week (crime novels, mostly) but when she got dementia she stopped reading and when I asked her why, she said that she couldn't remember where she was in the plot. I asked people at the time and somebody was clever and kind enough to suggest poetry (I wanted to buy a gift) and that is a really good suggestion too, but I hadn't thought of very short stories. I think even normal short stories are too long, though they might be good for people in the early stages.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Thanks Os. I will draw the team's attention to your post... really good points here.

Nik Perring said...

Excellent points there, Ossian, thanks for sharing. I have to be honest and admit that this wasn't something I'd given much thought to - but I shall do now!!