Writer and artist/designer, living in Welsh Marches. Deputy editor of The Short Review. I have short stories and poetry in The Pygmy Giant, 6S, 6S Vol2, Metazen, flashquake and Ink, Sweat and Tears. One of my very short stories was longlisted for Bristol Short Story Prize 2010.
Some of my favourite books: Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore; anything by Raymond Carver; The Road by Cormac McCarthy; Falling Man and White Noise by Don DeLillo; The Gum Thief, Generation X, Generation A by Doug Coupland; Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami; And Never Said a Word by Heinrich Boll, Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield; Adam, One Afternoon & Other Stories by Italo Calvino, The Moon and The Bonfire by Cesare Pavese; Surfacing by Margaret Atwood; This Book Will Save Your Life by AM Homes, Run by Ann Patchett, The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields...
my goodness, thank you Diane, for your kind words about "Here on Earth" - it means a lot that you are up in that tree. meg
thank you, diane, for your witty comment on "mother burning" - i enjoyed "shudderingly grubby" in return!
Hey Diane, thanks for the kind words for "Repair Man" the fave and the good thoughts for my aching noggin.
May not be around much this month. Am doing the *unmentionable* writing challenge, the one beginning with #N!
Hi, Diane! Thanks for reading and commenting on "Knot Eye." Glad you liked the poem. Thanks so much for the fave.
Diane, just saw that you tweeted (?) about "Wake Up." Thanks so much for that!
been enjoying reading your work diane- hope the comment was helpful, sometimes i suppose we all write things we aren't conciously aware of (most don't admit it! :) then later when we are, sometimes its a key to unlocking the next idea or where to take it :)
Diane, thanks for reading and faving "Space Man." I'm glad you liked it!
Hi Diane. Thanks for the kind words for "Wake Up." I look forward to reading more of your work!
Diane, thanks so much for your nice comment about my post 9/11 story.
Thanks for your comment and the fave of Anything Again. I seldom write in that style, but that woman with her chocolate has been eating me up for a while and she finally escaped!
Claire! Hello, good to see you too!
Hi Diane, so great to see you on here! Welcome!