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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!

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Eleven brilliant Hoorays all round! Join me in half a frantic dance, for my short story ‘Boys They Bring Her Down to Break’ has appeared in the latest issue of L’Allure Des Mots.

Go have yourself a read, good Lord, it’s heavy on the hot side!

Warning though, NSFW.

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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!

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Kids-Jigsaw-PuzzleWell hurrah and halloo and fol-de-rol,  I am cock-a-hoop to announce my short story ‘The Look-Away Club’ has been accepted for publication by the beautiful people over at Corvus.

It’s a silly, whimsical tale about one magical summer, filled with friendship, larks, and one *very* special jigsaw!

It’ll be out next month!

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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!

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orange-caramel-cosplay-6YAY! I am very pleased to announce that my short story ‘Soft Atheist Caramel’ has been accepted for publication by The Write Room.

I’m looking forward to seeing what people think of it, even after all this time I really have no idea what it is about!

YAY regardless,

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INTENSE

NOW AVAILABLE

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Everything is Always Wrong,  a collectionette of some of my most popular short stories, which is now available for purchase. It’s a particularly handsome edition, made of Paper(tm)and full of Words(tm) and will make a fine addition to anyone’s Shelf or Pile-O-Stuff. It’s being produced in a very limited number, with no assurances there’ll be a second edition! Each seventy-page volume is priced at €8.50.

HOW DO I GET A COPY?

There will be a launch party soon to celebrate, at which copies will be available, and I will be appearing at other venues in the coming months and have copies there too. If you can’t come to any of these shows the book is also available through my online STORE. For a small extra fee for postage and packaging I will send you a copy or two of my lovely book, all orders shipped within two or three working days! If you want an order for more than two contact me at jontymig2016@yahoo.ie and I’ll even arrange a lovely little discount! Hurrah, everyone! Hurrah!

time catI know, I know, this entry is a few days late. And I didn’t take a photograph this week either. So here’s one of the cat travelling through time to tide you over.

Another brief entry this, still in a festive, resty, mood. It’s been a good week. 2012 has shambled off and while it has been a good year on the whole, long and busy, I’ve felt the need for a new start and a new direction. The last couple of months of 2012 were a bit aimless and I was a bit down. (See previous entries for hilarious gloom) but I feel refreshed now and ready for new challenges and positive things like that.

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In which Christmas occurs and not much gets done.

This is going to be a short one, naturally enough, and I’m writing this a full day early as my good friend Adam is coming to stay for a couple of days which promises to be almost too much fun. Anyway, Christmas is over and done with for another year and I have taken time off from submissions, have received no rejections, have tried instead to have a lovely relaxing time. And I have, for the most part. I am mildly ashamed of my pessimism in the last post in this series (go read for some mawkish whinging, if that is your thing) but I feel much better after getting it all out. As a good friend of mine used to say, it does you no good keeping it inside– get it out, walk around it, see how small it really is. Maybe she was talking about gallstones or something but I think it applies to this situation as well.

So I am in a much better place to attempt an honest next week’s end-of-year retrospective thingy which you won’t want to miss! (Feel free to miss it. I won’t mind! I won’t even know!) Anyway, with the understanding that I have done very little this week, let’s still ask– what have I done this week?

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Who am I to share my grief with?In which a transcendental moment is revealed to be an infinity of piss, and other observations of a similarly bleak mien.

Apologies in advance. This is going to be a rather sloppy, rather mawkish entry.

The year is marching on and we’re almost at New Year. I am hip-deep in that period of introspection I always seem to go through in the weeks leading up to my birthday and the end of the year. I take stock of what I’ve achieved in the year and the direction I seem to be going in. (Summary: Professional — OK. Personal — Fucking abysmal.) I think I am a little bit depressed. Not too much, just a little bit. Like everything I see or do is tinged with a mild but pervasive pessimism.

First of all, there was that glorious moment late in the night of December 14th. It is recorded in my writing log as ‘MAD NIGHT OF CREATION.’ (Ah, the hubris) I filled page after page of my notebook with ideas and plot that I would soon turn into a beautiful, exciting novel. I didn’t fall asleep until 6 in the morning, a wide grin on my face, my fingers inky. I was so excited to start writing, I cut short my little walk towards Clontarf the next day and scurried home eager to write.

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