I’ve been away for a while. I wish I could say that I’ve spent the summer writing, but, alas, no. Life, innit. My MA Creative Writing course is now in full swing, so I really have to give myself a good kick up the bum. I’ve had lots of ideas, lots of thoughts, lots of story concepts flowing out of my exhausted brain onto my giant Trello board and I’m ready to go.
I’m moving away from short horror stories to ‘dystopian and strange’ short stories. I mean, there’s certainly no shortage of inspiration in our current climate. Many of you may be feeling, like me, anxious. The world seems to be going to pot, and we’ve got the unknowns of Brexit coming soon (maybe). My MA will be my cathartic outlet, my therapy, for addressing the state of the world. I’m not sure what will come out of me yet, and it may take me to some dark places, but I can’t wait to get there.
I’m also listening to ‘Ghosteen’ – a lot. WOW. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will get us through this. What a beautiful piece of art; devastating, haunting and inspirational. I am sure it will be the soundtrack to my MA.