Showing up to 2021 two days late with some beers

Happy New Year! To everyone who has visited following my overusing the word “thing” on RNZ, welcome. I am probably too late in posting this, because the interview was on the 30th, but hey. Being late is part of my whole deal by now.

If you are reading this and you haven’t heard that interview – you can listen to it, or read a transcript of one of the stories I shared on it, here at the RNZ website. Fill your boots.

As I’m coming to understand is a large-scale problem for people who write flash fiction, the interview revealed that interesting undercurrent of “real literature is hard to read and inaccessible to the unwashed masses”. Flash fiction, being readily accessible through brevity and it being on the internet, is thus not real literature. Being that I am mainly on the side of the unwashed masses, I’m fine with playing a part in making stories accessible. An enabler of tales, if you will. Hell, I could put that on a business card.

Anyway, you can read another of my pieces (along with pieces from some very impressive people) over at Flash Frontier. And the next time I’m procrastinating, I’ll have to build a links page or something.

I hope this next lap round the sun is less eldritch than the last one, but I’m not holding my breath.

Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash

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