A short story I recently read

‘Bottles of Grief’ by Eva Shelton This story is one of the winners of The Insider Prize 2021. You can read it here (scroll down) in about 10 minutes. Thinking about story focus and characterisation… The narrator is attending a group grief counselling session. They (gender unknown) watch as the other attendees share their stories.Continue reading “A short story I recently read”

A controversy I recently read

Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, by Kate Clanchy You can read the first part of Chapter 1 here. Thinking about authors using racial, religious, and other stereotypes… Kate Clanchy is a middle-class white woman. Her parents were English. She was born and raised in Scotland, where she attended an independent schoolContinue reading “A controversy I recently read”

The Death and Life of Mrs Parker

Originally posted on jupiter-jones.com:
My novella-in-flash?The Death and Life of Mrs Parker?will?be published by Ad Hoc Fiction on September 10th.? It’s available now to pre-order at a 25% discount.? (code: JJ1009) Pre-Orders | Ad Hoc Fiction “A theory expounded by Heidegger is that time is a series of ‘nows’, each one always already the…

A short story I recently wrote

‘Vengeance’, by Mina Ma My short story ‘Vengeance’ was performed by professional actress Josie Charles at the Liar’s League summer event last night (10th August 2021); the theme was Women & Girls. You can watch the performance here. Josie read it beautifully – thank you Josie! Watch Liars’ League on YouTube here, or check outContinue reading “A short story I recently wrote”