What did I do at the weekend?
Well, I spent Sunday revising a story, which involved reading a great deal of Anais Nin. Reading industrial doses of erotica is a strange thing. After the first hundred pages or so it all blurs together. You turn the page, hoping for a surprise and… Oh wow, people fucking again.
Still, I persevered, finished the story, and sent it off. I received an email this morning to say it's been accepted and I will be reading The Dirty Bits at Short Fuse's erotica night this Sunday.
The story is on it's 3rd title, having previously been called Dirty Books and Madrugada. I originally wrote it back in 2007 and it's waited on my hard drive since then. The revised version is much stronger, and features excerpts (samples?) from Anais Nin and Georges Bataille. It's going to be an interesting piece to read aloud, a little showier than my usual pieces.
Short Fuse is on March 8th in the Komedia's Studio Bar and costs £4 entry. The night also features short stories from Tom Rice, Afsaneh Gray, Naomi Foyle and the poet Catherine Smith. It should be quite a night.