I've spent most of this week being ill. I had hoped to finish a new story to read at Tight Lip, 'The Wood and the Trees', about books, playing in forests and moving house. Sadly, after losing a couple of days, I've put that one aside. I will return to it, but that might be some time in the future.
Instead of the brand new story I've been finishing another story that I wrote a while ago. I've not read this one in public before, but the two people I've tested it out on really liked it. It's a more serious piece than I normally read but I think it will work at Tight Lip. I'm going work at it some more today, mostly removing words to make it flow better. Also, at Rosy's suggestion, I've added the word 'rollicking' and corrected my misuse of the word 'less'.
There was a a half page interview in yesterday's Argus with tonight's headliner, Lee Rourke (online here). I've been reading some of the stories from his book and am looking forward to hearing him read. It should be a good night. Entry is £4 on the door, at Brighton's Permanent Gallery, 20 Bedford Place, from 7:45pm.