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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Illustrious Company  Reply with quote

I'm afraid I shan't be there in person, but I do love being in such an illustrious list!

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Glasgow’s spoken word event, WordDogs, returns on Monday November 1st at Cafe Hula, 321 Hope Street, for a night of fiendishly horrible poetry and prose from:

Hal Duncan, Jim Steel, Mark Harding, Etta Dunn, Mo Blake, G.W. Colkitto, Elaine Gallagher, Lindsay MacLeod, Mike Alexander, Peter Tennant, Michael S. Collins, Ian Paton, Karen Ellery, Reggie Oliver and M.R. James


Wonder if I'll have a Scottish accent?



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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Fiendishly horrible"? Oh come on ... your prose isn't that bad! Wink


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, Mike. I keep meaning to read M.R. James. If he writes as well as you, I'll move him up the TBR a bit.


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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I didn't like to say anything, but I notice they've given me the higher billing. And assuming M.R. James is out of copyright, I'd imagine we're getting the same fee.  Laughing



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Caro



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as far as I am concerned you are the most illustrious person on that list, Mike!  I have heard of M R James, because people here refer to him, and other than that none of the names are particularly familiar.


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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hich of your works will they be reading? And is it on the net anywhere so that those of us who can't make it to Glasgow can read it ourselves?


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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a (very) short story called Ingénue. It's not currently online, though it probably will be at some point. At 1400 words - about 4 or 5 pages - it's too long for flash fiction and too short for a short story, so chances of publication seem even more vanishingly tiny than usual.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what blogs are for!  Very Happy

I look forward to reading it in due course.


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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The story is now up on my blog, and is in today's 'window' on the TTA Press Advent Calendar.

http://www.scan-tech.co.uk/mikealx/2010/12/03/ingenue/



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Ann



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, Mike. I enjoyed it and didn't see the ending coming! It must be a step towards fame and glory.



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