Illustrative ad verbatim #12

J: What shall I be when I'm big? A: What do you want to be? J: Um... Maybe a wolf. A: A wolf? J: But how will I get all fluffy? [Pause] Or maybe a chin scientist. Or a builder. Or someone who makes sand. A: Would you like to have children, like me and … Continue reading Illustrative ad verbatim #12

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

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