(Why ‘So She Left’ was written the way it is.) I wanted to write a story that’s also an experiment in creating pauses between paragraphs, to provide obvious opportunities for just a little time to think. We are repeatedly told that the pace of life is increasing – and that’s how it often actually feels. … (Read More)
Why Things Are Made
Notes and explanations about what lies behind some of the content within ‘Unstated’.
(The background to the short piece ‘In A Government Canteen’.) I’ve a friend who says the state of the world is a cause for pessimism. I’ve known him for years; extrovert optimism wouldn’t suit him but outright pessimism? I’m not sure, but I can’t deny that what he says feels well-founded in 2017. The right-wing … (Read More)