Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Flash Philosophy is born

This morning I was awoken very early. I got up. It was still dark. I made tea, and as I usually do, I settled down in front of my mac. I started to write.

I was inspired to write some musings on the theme, 'contemplating death.' You might be tempted to think that this would be a very gloomy doomy piece, but it is not. It is a reaffirmation of life, our place in the universe and the never ending dance of energy that is life.

I sent the piece to the editor of a new magazine and was thrilled to hear back from her later on that morning. She liked the piece, and even though it was past the deadline, she is including it in the first edition of Wyrd Words and Effigies.

You can see more about the magazine here:

I created a new genre today, and it was accepted for publication immediately. That has to mean something. Flash Philosophy is born!

Book cover reveal

The Oslo Writer's League have unveiled the cover of the new Anthology.

The book deals with themes of "crossroads" and "identity" and I believe that the cover captures these elements eloquently. The map is, of course, Oslo. Most of the contributors live in, or near Oslo, including yours truly.

My own story is fifth in the running order. It is called "The Thing about Jonas." The cover was designed by Cindy Lackey, Design with back and spine by Ken Dawson.

I am proud to contribute to this project, as it provides needed income to a very worthy charity that helps improve education in the third world. You can be a part of this too. Order it on Amazon and have it shipped to you immediately.