haiku writing this week seems to have brought me onto the theme of municipal works. Go figure…
Looms large, causing windscreen rain
To pause, then patter.
Shiver as trucks rumble past.
Bright green against grey.
Things I’ve read this week…
‘The Man in the Van‘ by A Tuesday Latte is a wonderfully put-together piece of flash fiction. I found the writing very atmospheric and the narrative had a wonderful feeling of lurking danger to it. I won’t spoil it, but it really is well worth a read.
I also found ‘Silver‘ at A Rosie Viewpoint to be a very engaging read. The protagonist has such an engaging voice, and I thought the writing was perfectly balanced – there is sometimes a tendency to force the fantasy aspect of writing down the reader’s throat in short fiction, but this was so well pitched. Fantastic stuff.
Matthew Richardson is a writer of short stories. His work has featured in Gold Dust magazine, Literally Stories, Near to the Knuckle, McStorytellers, Penny Shorts, Soft Cartel, Whatever Keeps the Lights On, and Shooter magazine. He is an absentee member of the Glasgow Writers Group, a PhD student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.
Not necessarily in that order