William P Thomson

One Who Would a Writer Be.

Archive for the month “February, 2014”

The Printer

Hello Good People

I hope you enjoyed the two previous offerings – ‘Bogey’ and ‘Serim’. I think a hat-trick is in order, so sign off the treat (!?) with a third: ‘Printer’. I hope that you enjoy, but would not be at all surprised if, after the reading, you will never see your printer in quite the same light again.

Toodle-Pip

PT

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SERIM

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After the absurdities of ‘Bogey’, a little something to confuse: The BoCheK Tale, ‘SERIM’.

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I’m delighted ……!

Hello Good People

I’m delighted you now have my ‘Bogey’. My short story of that title, I hasten to make clear! You go to it via clicking on the Doc attachment. One plea I make of thee, think no less of me though a heathen in humour I be.

PT

‘BOGEY’

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Well, it’s all a bit quiet this end as the preparations for getting ‘PROM’ and ‘GEORGE 2’ on Amazon-Kindle are done elsewhere.

Such being so, I now intend to do a first …. if it works, and that’s to put one of my short stories up on this very blogsite: NOW. If I were you, I wouldn’t read it if you’re a sensitive soul or have just eaten. Enjoy!

PT

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WOULD YOU ADAM AND EVE IT!?

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I had a dream last night that might interest you; it certainly surprised me.

In the dream I’m reading the manuscript of a book I’ve written, ‘The Carvel Experiment’ (before I changed the title to ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’). The narrative is cumbersome, fragmented, not flowing at all. It turns out that was how the novel was for years, as I just couldn’t land upon a presentation format that would be fit for purpose. I was much pleased to wake from that dream. However, what it had also done was to remind me how I overcame the problem. That, in the context of the story, an individual would record the event for a client and prosperity. That it would not see the light of day for some fifty years after the event, and even then, it would be constructed and edited to a final presentation by others. It took all those years to come up with that solution. Hey-ho. Who would a writer be.

Hope you’re surviving the rains. I’m sure I saw an Ark sailing by!

PT

END GAME

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I feel as though I’m entering the ‘End Game’. That it will conclude in 2016. For why?, you may ask. Here’s my reasoning.

In this year, the two writings I wish most dearly to see the light of day, will be on Amazon-Kindle: ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’ and ‘GEORGE 2’ (the second and final series of the ‘George’ stories). Next year, all things being equal, two novellas to go on, each a companion to the other; ‘SHADOWMAN’ and ‘SHADOWS’. If we get as far as 2016, to see the conclusion with ‘RETROSUM’.

‘RETROSUM’ was written way back when (early to mid-1970s). The manuscript went out to The Jewish Society for the Blind in New York. I got the story back in the form of several cassette tapes. I lost my MS copy years ago. Frances will be transcribing the tapes, then I’ll “tidy” up the printed record of my efforts of those many years past! I wonder if my writing has improved at all in those intervening years. Also, the only thing I really remember about the story was that it was a horror story, about everything fundamental being in reverse.

Unlike last time when I thought my writing had come to a close (I went on to write six more stories as it happens!), this time I believe I may well be right. Of one thing be assured, that it happened at all has been down to one women: Smiley (She Who Must Be Obeyed). She who first put the question to me (‘What else have you done?’), some three years ago now, I think. Maybe even four.

The only regret I have is, that up to this day, I have not received any feedback on what has gone on Amazon-Kindle. As I think I noted before, it’s like listening out for the one-handed clap; there’s nothing tohear.

That’s it for now. My little, sombre reverie is done.

PT

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