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Daily Archives: October 4th, 2011

The vast majority of my stories begin life as a word document hastily pasted to the desktop of my computer with no information entered except the title.

They dwell in the warm shallows of my desktop for a time, flirting coquettishly with their enticing blankness until either a story coalesces around the title or, a more likely scenario, they are rounded up in threes and fours and dumped into the Marianas Trench that is my ‘Ideas’ folder, where they languish in the cold and dark for the rest of eternity. A very few are plucked from these depths in infrequent trawlings, and I marvel at the strange abyssal creatures dragged up– all mouths and translucent pouches…

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