The Third Hour of Bewilderbliss

Posted in Good Eve'news with tags , , , , , , , on March 3, 2010 by plumbobrainier

Cormac McCarthy's latest finds him experimenting with plot, form and presentation to a bewildering degree

This is a shameless plug.

If, like me and over 400,00 other human beings of both genders, you live in Manchester, England, then you can get your finger-filled hands on a literary magazine called “Bewilderbliss” (now on Issue 3).

Famous author and elbow rubber, Jenn Ashworth, set a theme of “Untruth” (untruth?) and literally dozens of writers, young and old, rose to the challenge of writing fiction (which is inherently, necessarily, untruthful) that could live up to the diabolical challenge set by that theme. They all managed superbly. But not everyone was chosen. I hear their editing staff is ruthless. And their budget low.

N-E-weigh; the magazine costs FOUR POUNDS, looks nice (unless you leave drinks on it), and has stories, poems and drawings (2 of them) of not inconsiderable quality in it.

Love,

P. R.

And here‘s a link to the Bewilderbliss site…

A casual manifesto (outline, and colouring in)

Posted in Introductive Wordsoup with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2010 by plumbobrainier

I am the person who needs no introduction.

[…] & this is a landmass of the cybersphere I have claimed for myself, and propose to fill with words (long ones and short ones, picked indiscriminately).

Aside from a wife (to whom I owe everything), they’re all I have. This is as personal as I will get. This is also as pretentious as I will get (I hope – otherwise, shoot me).

Some of the treats to look forward to in the coming months and years include:

  • Reviews of page 53s from any novel I/you/she can think of. (i.e. I will read page 53 of a novel, and nothing else, then write about it, and maybe give it a rating)
  • Reviews of albums, films, books, sensations, people – as & when.
  • Works of fiction and non-fiction. (No poetry)
  • Pictures with colours and shapes in them.
  • Snide or flattering comments about people I know, but whose names have been changed, so as not to damage their integrity or fragile sensibilities.
  • Newstastrophes, as & when they happen to encroach upon my day.
  • Your chance to contribute! (only for me to take the credit…)
  • Competitions with intangible prizes!
  • Links to matters of great concern!!
  • Discount offers on goods and services rendered!!!
  • An overabundance of exclamation marks.
  • Abrasive sarcasm.

Love,

P. R.