Very short stories #12

The sweltering London summer seems to be calming down, which hopefully means I can sleep (and think!) better. I'm not a big fan of heat, and when the temperature's high, I find it really difficult to concentrate on anything. Fortunately, I was still able to read (just about), and I've posted a few book reviews. … Continue reading Very short stories #12

Very short stories #11

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I entered this year's Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) contest with A Quiet Rebellion:Guilt. In the spirit of the contest, I'm reading (some of) the other entries and posting reviews on Goodreads as well as LibraryThing. Books I've reviewed so far are: Strings of Chance by Jeff Pryor … Continue reading Very short stories #11

Review: A Trio of Mozart Operas

This evening, we attended a performance by Felici Opera of the three Mozart/Da Ponte operas: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte. The open-air performance was held at St Paul's Walden Bury, which is a Grade II listed house set in Grade I listed gardens. Before the event, there was time to … Continue reading Review: A Trio of Mozart Operas

Very short stories #10

I've been on holiday this week, with the luxury of not booking to go on any trips. My only major outing was a day spent in Central London at a flash fiction workshop run by Christopher Allen and Helen Rye of Smokelong Quarterly. I had a great time, met lots of interesting people and came … Continue reading Very short stories #10