Hello Good People
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.