On Obsolescence

As parents, we're slowly coming round to the idea of obsolescence, aren't we? By 'we', I mean of course those of us that are parents. And by 'obsolescence', I mean the process by which we do such a bang-up job that we render ourselves ever more useless to our progeny with every passing year; that … Continue reading On Obsolescence

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On Rereading

When I was eighteen I went to an Oxford University open day. I remember an English Literature admissions tutor giving a speech about life as a student at the University.┬áThe thing he said that has stuck with me (although I can barely remember what he looked like now, never mind his name) was that no-one … Continue reading On Rereading

A first foray into flash fiction

Well, probably 'post-it fiction' or 'twitter-fiction' really if we're being pedantic, but I couldn't resist the alliteration. And besides, I closed my Twitter account. I'm running a flash-fiction competition at work in honour of last week's National Storytelling Week. Some of my efforts are below. Domestic Bliss When the fire started I went straight for … Continue reading A first foray into flash fiction