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Cat yawningIt is with a heavy dose of hot shame that I admit to neglecting this old website of mine over the past couple of months. Work on my play Love, Wrong Love (but love nonetheless) dominated matters for a time but with the ending of its succesful and borderline-glorious run last week, I can turn my attention to how my lovely stories have been doing out in the Wild World. So what’s been published? What’s been accepted? Is there any other GREAT NEWS? Read on…

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Zzw-Jenny-D-084-G-Red-Dresses-Womens-DesignerWell isn’t this an immaculate slice of Hot Delight? I am absolutely ‘sur l’herbe’ to say that my short story ‘Three Holes (I love you)’ has been accepted by my good friends over at Jersey Devil Press.

It’s based on the time I went to see Prometheus, though nothing of the film has made its way into the text. (Thankfully. What a shit film!) It’s a bit of a laugh anyway, and it’ll be up around October for the anniversary edition of JDP, which I am absolutely honoured to be part of.

Take care!

G

Brain_coralYes I have, so I have! My short story ‘The Garden Where We Go To Lump’ has appeared in the latest issue of Gone Lawn.

Please do go on over and enjoy this LAFF RIOT.

G

stone-in-handWell yipes and yazoo, this is good news! My short story ‘JAR’ has been plucked from the rushes by the delightful folk over at Mama Grande Press

It’s a particularly saucy and chortlesome jape about a young boy and a magical jar and the delightful things he finds inside.

It should be out for July; do look out for it– ‘Jar’ hear me?!

Ha ha ha ha ha,

G

crane_fly_halteresAnother slice of hot hooray today! My short story ‘Some of Them Make The Scare-Away Shape’ has been accepted for publication by the tumultuous people over at Phantom Drift.

It’s a rather charming story about a bunch of people and the big thing that they make and the resulting scrapes that this vague thing gets them into. *WOW* Who wouldn’t want to read that? Out soon!

G.

onionYoop and Yazoo and big jammy kisses, my short story ‘In Passing Brass Onion’ has been accepted for publication by the outstanding people over at Cactus Heart.

It’s a silly story, partly inspired by the wall in our kitchen. ‘What?’ you may say, ‘How could you write a story about that?’ and I’ll just wink and keep on dancin’.

It’ll be out soon. Keep those eyes peeled! Like an onion!

G

DSC05755Hurrah, hurrah indeed! I am glad to inform you, the person blithely skimming these lines, that my short story ‘A Caring for Creatures’ has been accepted by the fabulous people over at decomP magazinE.

It is a hefty story, filled with Metaphor and Artistic Angst but also has sort of flying things in it as well, so that’s good, I think.

Anyway, it should emerge from the pipe in time for May, so keep your good eye out for the silly thing!

G

20121208_214524In which there is little to report.

My birthday has come and gone and taken my youth away with it. Aieeee! I’m not a big fan of birthdays (see photo for evidence) I always find the lead up and the day itself to be excrutiating but once it’s over I am quickly back to my crazy extrovert wiseass ways (see photo for evidence) My lovely family brought me to Eatzen in Ashbourne (snazzy!) and put up with my moods for a good few hours. Well done to them.

Also, this week saw my triumphant return to the Dunshaughlin table quiz scene. Actually, ‘trumphant’ might be pushing it. Quiz-Team Aguilera, as we called ourselves, managed a mildly-respectable score of 47 out of a possible 80 and finished somewhere in the middle. Hey, there were only three of us on the team.

But in the raffle afterwards we cleaned up, yo– one bottle of wine, a voucher for dry cleaning and money off a beauty treatment in the village. Who were the real winners? I think we all know the answer to that.

It was us. I don’t think even the Glorious Dead of 1916 would argue with me.

Oh wait, this is supposed to be a blog about writing. Shit. I better put some stuff in about writing. So, Graham how have you been getting on this week?

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DSCF1006 recolourIn which there is some good news, some great news, some poor news, and some secret news.

I am, officially, still on holidays from writing. It is a bizarre feeling. I have voluntarily robbed myself of the primary way I engage with the world. I feel mildly useless, and unsure how I am supposed to be filling these short Winter days. I am a little bit on edge and rather grumpy. Compounding that it is my birthday this week, a time for reflection and oh Christ I’m not dealing with it well. As you can see from the picture, I am back home in The Town. A few days of hiding here and some delicious meals and come January I will be back writing and have some control over the world and All Will Be Well.

So, how have I been getting on this week?

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Cheer up, Graham!Week 1 of an exciting new picture-periodical!

On the 19th of November 2012, I finished my 150th short story “There is Nothing Now.” Over the course of thirty-one months I wrote 398,295 words, filled 1,603 pages with prose and got absolutely nowhere towards getting to the ultimate goal of getting a book published and my stories into the hands of the reading public.

I have printed off all 150 stories and have left the lump of useless work sit on my dresser. Not long ago, two or three years perhaps, I would have been content just to have written the work. The fact that I had made something new exist would have been enough. That is simply not the case any more. I need the work to be seen, to be read, to be enjoyed and absorbed. I have only myself to blame that this has not happened. I have not been trying hard enough.

I’ve gotten nowhere. I need to get somewhere.
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