Now incorporating The Sudbury Hill Harrow and Wherever End Times

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New Short Stories 9 - first look

It's looking great. The book is a bit stiff because it's brand new. Here I try to flick through the pages while it does its best to resist. (Steve)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Atrocious deep potholes at bus shelters in Sudbury

Bus shelters opposite Sudbury Harrow Road station

The state of the road is dangerous for traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, with a series of very deep potholes. Not only that but the spray of rainwater and broken bits of asphalt has covered the bus shelter seats this morning and is making the bus shelters unusable. There are more potholes of a similar size just out of view in this picture. One big one is obscured by the (broken) litter bin that you see there and there are more behind the camera viewpoint.

This is a busy bus interchange area, with several stops on each side. It's the terminus for the number 18 and also serves several other bus routes, including the 92.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ring the bells

An amusing intro to his last concert in Europe in 2013, before this dark song, which ends with the words, "When they said repent, repent, repent / I wonder what they meant? / When they said repent, repent..."

"I've seen the future brother, it is murder.
The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold
And it's overturned the order of the soul..."

I swear it happened just like this
A sigh, cry, a hungry kiss
The gates of love they budged an inch
I can't say much has happened since
But closing time...

In his heyday, with an intro explaining how he doesn't care that the rights to this song were stolen from him

Monday, November 07, 2016

Update: Book launch and results event in Willesden

This is a copy of the newsletter that went out this evening to all our subscribers.
The shortlist is in.
The book is with the printers.
And we’re going to have a wingding.
Dear reader, thanks to those of you who entered or took an interest this year. It was a privilege and an adventure reading the submissions, of which there were 344. And it wasn’t easy narrowing them down to just ten, there was fierce contention for the places on the shortlist. Below you will see the ten stories that made it all the way. On December 8th in Willesden, Katy Darby will reveal which one has taken the Willesden Herald short story prize 2016. Cheers, Steve Moran (Editor)
With excerpts from the short-lsited stories read by actors from Liars’ League
The Performance Space
Willesden Green Library Centre
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 8 December
Cover art by Stratos Fountoulis


  • All That Remains by Rob Hawke
  • The Cliffs of Bandiagara by Catherine McNamara
  • Last Call at the Rialto by Daniel Waugh
  • Looking for Nathalie by Susan Haigh
  • Love and Hair by Olga Zilberbourg
  • The Mayes County Christmas Gun Festival by David Lewis
  • Supersum by Barbara Robinson
  • Twisted by Tracy Fells
  • Undercurrents by Gina Challen
  • The Volcano by Anna Lewis

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