Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Senseless Counterfeit - a Progress Update

Today I finished Act 3 Scene ii of The Senseless Counterfeit. I'm considering a couple of structural modifications to the play as a whole:-

(1) Act 3 to consist of four rather than five scenes.
(2) Act 5 to be cut from five relatively short scenes, to one or two very long scenes.

I anticipate completion around the end of October. I'd like it to be sooner, as I'm keen to get back to writing Odour Issues. That said, I've really enjoyed writing my first ever play. In fact, I've germinated an idea for a second play. The Modern Malcontent will be about an angry twerp - a character type abounding in Bristol - and will be written in the style of a Restoration Comedy, or perhaps imitating Molière.

Uploads to the Create50 platform.

I've lately uploaded a couple of short stories to this platform, whence hopefully they will be selected for inclusion in a volume of 50 "twisted" short stories, to be published in paperback and online http://twisted-vol1.create50.com/league_tables/most-popular.

"Lolitasaurus" consists in the musings of a psychopath released from secure hospital as a result of administrative error. Housed in a sort of rehabilitation hostel, he finds himself driven beyond endurance by his fellow inmates, with very sick results. http://twisted-vol1.create50.com/stories/55ccab1938383302840001da?age=verified

In "Disaster of the Will", a fugitive hunkering down in a caravan on a windswept coastal campsite wakes up one morning to discover that the place has been taken over by nudists. Over the following days, he gets horrendously drunk and stoned, and is afforded a grandstand view of the nudists' descent into internecine conflict with distinctly anti-semitic overtones. http://twisted-vol1.create50.com/scripts/55d6dc893838333b9a00004a?age=verified

2nd Prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly May Poetry Competition

Opening my email about twenty minutes ago, I was delighted to discover that my Sonnet 142 has been awarded 2nd Prize in the Sentinel Literar...