Charlie crouched under the porch, listening intently. The pounding of feet on the stairs subsided hours ago, but that didn’t mean they weren’t hiding, waiting for him. His ears buzzed with silence as he lay there with his head cocked on one side. He poked his head out into the backyard. Abandoned toys littered the […]
The tendency towards remakes and sequels has been present in cinema for decades now, but for a long time it seemed that literature stood apart. A book was an individual creation by an author/genius, and was therefore sacrosanct. They could be adapted for performance in the theatre, or on screen, but it was rare for […]
The peace doesn’t last on a Tuesday morning. Footsteps ring out on the cobbles as streams of notes curl down the street like wisps of smoke. Children too young for school press their faces against windows, and adults stand smiling in doorways. Coins flash in the air, and for once, money buys happiness as the […]
I just came across this amazing post on the Write to Done website, about using Tarot cards as inspiration when writer’s block strikes. Try it!
I finally saw The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus at the weekend, and as much as I’d like to discuss the film as a fantastical swansong for the much-missed (by me, at any rate) Heath Ledger, I’d much rather discuss the film in slightly more highbrow terms. Terry Gilliam presents the film as a meditation on […]
I now have my NaNoWriMo idea. It’s not the one I was previously brainstorming, particularly since I think that idea better lends itself to a short story. No, the Big Idea is one I’ve had rolling around in the back of my mind for a while now, but which I finally think I can do […]