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We go all post-Apocalypse for our latest flash fiction: The Doris Configuration. It is by Marc Shapiro and features vacuum cleaners and creepy, crawly bugs - a bit like the Grievous Angel offices then (except we don't have a vacuum cleaner).

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New Flash Fiction: The Doris Configuration

New Flash Fiction: The Doris Configuration
We go all post-Apocalypse for our latest flash fiction. It's by Marc Shapiro and features vacuum cleaners and creepy, crawly bugs - a bit like the Grievous Angel offices then (except we don't have a vacuum cleaner).

New Poetry: Verse + Two Prose Poems

New Poetry: Verse + Two Prose Poems
Back to poetry today on Grievous Angel and we have three poems (two of which are prose poems) in total from three writers: Marge Simon + Lorraine Schein + Beth Cato

New Flash Fiction: Witness Tampering

New Flash Fiction: Witness Tampering
Our latest flash fiction - Witness Tampering - is proof that sometimes less is more. It is by Tom Breen, a former Associated Press journalist currently living in southern New England. Warning: this story may put you off cold cuts of meat for life!

New Flash Fiction: Rainbow Man

New Flash Fiction: Rainbow Man
Here's our latest flash fiction contribution - it's called Rainbow Man and is by Christine Purcell, who descibes herself as a coffee aficionado and Scrabble demon.

New Poetry: Haiku & Tanka

New Poetry: Haiku & Tanka
Now it is the turn for our debut contribution to the Grievous Angel Poetry section. The poet is Stewart C Baker an academic librarian, haikuist and speculative fiction writer. Stewart's contribution is a haiku and atmospheric tanka...

New Flash Fiction: The Bell Tower (23/06/14)

New Flash Fiction: The Bell Tower (23/06/14)
And we are off... Our first ever contribution to our new Grievous Angel Flash Fiction section is The Bell Tower by Ana Prundaru, an intriguing tale that sounds like something you might find recounted in a Medieval 'Book of Hours'.

Quick Progress Report

Quick Progress Report
We have been overwhelmed with Flash Fiction and Poetry submissions so apologies if you haven't heard back from us yet. We are getting there!

Grievous Angel is now recruiting for Flash Fiction & Poetry submissions

Grievous Angel is now recruiting for Flash Fiction & Poetry submissions
Urban Fantasist has now launched its new Flash Fiction and Poetry section. Called Grievous Angel we are paying professional rates for original flash fiction and poetry. Follow the drop down link on the menu for our submission guidelines.

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Chronicles: Urban Fantasist-at-Large

As Pleased As Punch

As Pleased As Punch
My latest book - Tomorrow's Ghosts - features an image of the puppet Mr. Punch on its cover so I was pleased to spot this plaque on the walls of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. The plaque commemorates the first appearance of Mr. Punch in England.

Craft Talk: Latest Kindle Promo

Craft Talk: Latest Kindle Promo
Yesterday (18 July) we ran another freebie promotion on Amazon for the Kindle edition of Tomorrow's Ghosts. So how did we do?

BSFA Poetry Update

BSFA Poetry Update
Here's a quick update for everyone who submitted poetry to British Science Fiction Association's BSFA Focus #62 magazine. The zine has now been published - as soon as I get some copies, I'll mail them out to you.

New Book Review - "a modern Wicker Man"

New Book Review - "a modern Wicker Man"
Here's the latest book review in for my "Tomorrow's Ghosts"... an undercurrent of menace... puts me in mind of a modern "Wicker Man"...

It was 50 Years Ago Today...

It was 50 Years Ago Today...
It was 50 years ago today - 6th July 1964 - that The Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night" first went on general release in UK cinemas. Yes, I queued in the rain to see it.

A Writer's Life: Thunderbirds Are Go - or a pair of red shoes won't let you down

A Writer's Life: Thunderbirds Are Go - or a pair of red shoes won't let you down
Earlier this week (Thursday 3rd July) it was my birthday. So what crazee things did we do that day, which also seems to have been the hottest day of the year so far in South Norfolk?

The Fine Art of Letter Writing

The Fine Art of Letter Writing
Here's a short masterclass in the fine art of letter writing by the late Stanley Kubrick. They don't teach you this on creative writing courses.

Science Fact Meets Science Fiction - or they do know it was a movie?

Science Fact Meets Science Fiction - or they do know it was a movie?
Here's a link to an interesting story in Business Insider about the LAPD and their new computer-generated "predictive policing" project. Sounds familiar? Sounds like the "PreCrime" unit in the 2002 Tom Cruise sci-fi movie Minority Report?

Barnes & Noble canning Nook division

Barnes & Noble canning Nook division
So we all know Amazon are the slayers of independent bookshops but it seems they are also killing the big chains with Barnes & Noble just announcing that they are dumping their Nook division because their ebook sales are tanking.

This sums up how we all feel some days

This sums up how we all feel some days
No need for further explanation - we've all been here at some time.

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