A few months ago I made the longlist for Christopher Fielden’s To Hull and Back humorous short story competition whose anthology is being launched at next Saturday’s Talking Tales in Bristol.
Knowing this was sure to be a fun affair ( yes, I got my TT badge in October!) I saved the date to go along and listen – then I heard that more submissions were being invited.
Well nothing ventured! And now I’m on the programme for Saturday too, not with my shortlisted story (“the one about the ukulele”) but A Fork Less Ordinary the very first in what has become an occasional series of reflections on ordinary life teetering on the edge of sanity (doesn’t it always?) Think domestic noir without blood (though this one comes closest to carnage).
Now, the eagle-eyed amongst you (do these people really exist?) may notice A Fork was highly commended for a prize – in 2007 – !!! Yes, apparently it has been that long. So if you can make it along I can definitely promise you an evening of vintage comedy from many wonderful writers.
Let’s hope my bit isn’t showing its age.
When? Saturday 10th December