Good morning all,
Haiku loaded, primed, and ready to fire…
Peat smoke fug, hanging
Snug against slate roofs and thatch.
Fishing boats bobbing.
Red-rimmed, rheumy eyes
Scan corona-haunted streets.
Things I’ve read this week…
Chris Hall’s fantastic piece of speculative fiction ‘Summoning the Rain‘ is the latest in her San Man series. It is such an atmospheric piece of writing that you can almost smell the campfire in the darkness. This is writing full of earth and dirt and sky – an absolutely brilliant piece.
‘Twelfth Night‘ by Rosiebooks2009 is a cracking piece of flash fiction set in the depths of winter. It is a wonderfully evoked and beautifully sad story that is pitch perfect. The best stories are always the most simple ones, and there is not a wasted word in this tale. Well worth a moment of your time.
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 a PhD student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.
Not necessarily in that order.