Writing prompts from a game of consequences

Soz in advance for quality of post. I have tons of drafts but can’t seem to finish any of them. Hence this sorry attempt at something light. Literary allusion is fun. Jane Austen was catapulted into modern-day Britain with ITV’s Lost in Austen; and War and Peace’s Prince Andrej makes an appearance in Italo Calvino’s Il Barone rampante to great comic effect. Wouldn’t it be fun … Continue reading Writing prompts from a game of consequences

Bad taste & good art

“I just don’t get why you want to keep me away from her, though?!” “Alright, I’ll tell ya! I slept with her, din’t I?” Dum, dum, dum dum dum dum-dum-dum-dum – And the Eastenders credits roll down on yet another cliff-hanger. There’s something in the overly dramatic ending that causes a little cringe. It’s the same, sometimes, in books: At the sudden knock on the … Continue reading Bad taste & good art

Structures of Desire (Part 1)

How often do you wake up naturally and lie peaceful and still? Nothing moves or impels you, you’re an ‘unmoved non-mover’, not doing but being? I’m guessing never. What normally happens when you first wake up? You spring out of bed to quieten the damn alarm (in my case it’s AAAAAAAHHHHHHH-SEVENYAAAAAA from the Lion King – nothing if not joltingly rousing). There’s a moment of indecision … Continue reading Structures of Desire (Part 1)