Here it is, folks. After all those late nights of InDesign tutorials, Photoshop forums, calculations, colour swatches, dimensions, budgets, cursing, blurry vision, uploads, downloads and even a little bit of writing, Marrow has arrived. I’m delighted with the print quality – thanks to Inky Little Fingers for a really good little book. Recycled paper, yo.
Marrow is a collection of 28 flash stories ranging from 13 to 1,000 words. Around half have been appeared elsewhere – in Gutter, Fractured West, Valve, Flashtag, Paragraph Planet, Causeway, Smoke, Dark Mountain and others. The stories feature fighter pilots and guinea pigs, wishing trees and wet weekends, untuned pianos, tattoos, voodoo, daydreams, ink and avocados. There are private eyes and talking poppets – lions and lemons – selkies and tsunamis.
I’ve done this so I have something to share at readings – something to hold in the hand. It feels slightly surreal, but good. If you’d like a copy, get in touch. It costs £5, plus another £1 for UK posting. If you’d like to buy one, mosey over here.
Thanks to everyone who helped me out with advice, proofing and redrafting. Couldn’t have done without you.
8 thoughts on “The marrow”
one for me, please, Simon. I’ll contact you re posting.
Thanks Elizabeth! Very kind.
This looks like a good read. Might well be getting myself a copy.
It looks really good in the flesh. You must be chuffed.
Cheers Rob, I am. Already drafting the next collection….
well done, am looking forward to reading this. I read your work in Gutter and really liked it.
Thanks Pippa! Love your work too – haven’t had a chance to read Falling Sky yet, but it’s on my hit list. Hopefully I’ll meet you soon!