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The Pool

September 18, 2010

I have a flash story published in an American cyber magazine called Contrary. It’s a gorgeous magazine and the standard of the poetry and prose they publish is always very high. I’ve admired it for a while and was thrilled that they accepted a piece from me. You can explore the site and read my piece The Pool, here.

Have just finished Seamus Heaney’s Human Chain. The standout poem for me is ‘The Baler’.

Titles are a real killer for me lately. Does anyone else get tied up into knots on this one?

YA novel of the season is undoubtedly Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I liked it, though it is very dark and there is a break with the pattern established in the first two books. It seems, from all The Hunger Games imitators out there, that dystopias are replacing vampires as the theme of the moment.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Valerie permalink
    September 18, 2010 5:12 pm

    Enjoyed the poignant sense of erotic loss in ‘The Pool’, David. Lovely piece.

  2. Pete permalink
    September 19, 2010 3:43 am

    Yes, I always have trouble with titles.
    Oh and the bits under the titles too….

  3. September 19, 2010 11:37 am

    Thanks Val!
    Hi Pete – well I didn’t like to mention that the bit under the titles is usually almost impossible too! lol

  4. Niamh permalink
    September 19, 2010 5:28 pm

    beautiful piece david

  5. September 22, 2010 9:22 pm

    Thanks, Niamh!

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