You might think so, but the blog is so short because I’ve been away for the weekend, taking part in the Nottingham Festival of Words, (at Nottingham) along with a slew (that’s a technical term) of other Pewter Rose Press authors. A good time, as they say, was had by all!


Upcoming (ho ho) this week is a last minute workshop I’ll be running for Crichton Writers at Dumfries – I’m an honorary member of Crichton writers (which is different from being an honorable one I guess). A short fiction exercise I think, which I’ve run past the Facets of Fiction writers a couple of times! It seems very easy… to begin with…heheheheheh.


Another piece of tittle-tattle (or three), is that another story of BHD’s, ‘And the Coloured Girls Go,’ will be performed on Thursday February 21st at London’s Poetry Cafe – 22 Betterton Street. Go there, if you’re in the vicinity, and vote for short story writer BHD on the evening. It’s an event called Jukebox Story (run by Steve Keywood and Stephanie Gerra – check out the Future Perfect website where the  ‘winning’ stories end up!). The brief is to write a story based on a well known song…..This months was ‘duets’. The story was nearly disqualified – becoming a feature of mine – but S&S tracked down a duet cover of it….. You don’t recognise the line? Of course ya do! Think Lou Reed. Think the wild side!

Come 25th February it’s Oysters in Hong Kong…. not a weekend away and an intimate meal for two …. but another BHD short story. This time performed for Liars League latest offshoot -offshoot, I said!  Liars League Hong Kong! Check it out on their website.

And why is it that in all the press furore about the hoarse meet in the burgers, we hear the word ‘contaminated’ over and again, but never a whisper of ‘adulterated’? I have a theory……

So that’s all there is this week. Nothing remotely intellectual about it. Nothing Clever! Is there ever?

So, anybody who finds this blog post ‘awesome’ is, I think we can say with absolutely certainty, in need of a good dictionary. Here’s a picture of folks enjoying LitCaff in Carlisle, by way of a reminder that the next one is on Wednesday 20th – with facal aig an oirr from South West Scotland in attendance!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA