Monthly Archives September 2011


“Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories – and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.” - Alice Munro I’m never prepared for it, but am always grateful for the sudden appearance of a new story idea. On a recent long-haul flight to visit the Non-Resident Thespian (formerly the Resident Teenager) in his new and distant city, I enjoyed a liesurely

Short Story Bashing

“I used to feel for years and years and years that I was very remiss not to have written a novel and I would question people who wrote novels and try to find out how they did it and how they got past page 30.” - Alice Munro I had a blog post written and ready to go, but it’ll have to wait. I’ve just read a

September Changes

“September rain falls on the house…” - from “Sestina,” E. Bishop Suddenly it’s mid-September, and I find myself with an empty nest as the Resident Teenager, who will require a new moniker, has fledged. The house echoes as I roam around looking for things to tidy, but the tidying has already been done in a massive therapeutic house-cleaning on the day he departed. Two of my Little Neighbours have