Short Is Sweet

In the end it is the mystery that lasts and not the explanation. Sacheverell Sitwell, For Want of the Golden City A few months ago a friend recommended I read a short story by the English writer Robert Aickman. ‘The Real Road to the Church’ is in the collection Cold Hand in Mine (1975), and my friend wanted to discuss the story with me. And so I abandoned the novel I’d been reading, and have been enthusiastically devouring Aickman’s “strange stories” since then. Last week I was asked why I’m drawn to writing short fiction. I talked about the form … Continue reading Short Is Sweet

On the radio this week

Cover to Cover this Friday at 8:00pm, repeated Sunday 1:30pm, Vision Australia Radio (Melbourne 1179 am) & VA Radio Digital: Tim McQueen reads Barry Lee Thompson’s ‘Careering’ from Broken Rules and Other Stories and ‘Vacuum Lad’ by Stephen Baxter. Listen on the radio in Australia, or online from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. More info at the Vision Australia Radio website, here. Happy listening. Continue reading On the radio this week