A couple of nippy haiku to redden your cheeks…
Moonlit, dull-white ice
Creaks and groans. Ponderous stasis
Atop brackish murk.
Burbling rush of
Overwrought gutters, choked with
Autumn’s ragged leaves.
Things I’ve read this week…
Gay Degani’s brilliant piece ‘Windows’ is just about the perfect piece of winter flash fiction. Thoughtful, somber, and so delicately written, this will fill your sad-Christmas-story stocking no problem.
Louis’ blog on PhD journeys is always a cathartic read for me. So many of the problems and experiences described mirror those of my own, and what can be quite a lonely journey is made a little bit more enjoyable with the knowledge that someone out there is experiencing the same issues!
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