Nikki Magennis

Location UK
Occupation Author and Artist

About Me

Lately I do a lot of sorting. There are boxes for foil, tins, glass, paper, card, and milk cartons. I collect compost. Orange peel and burst teabags spill wet, rich fragrance over my hands.

Six years ago I published my first novel. Then my second. Then I started writing a lot of short stories. Then flash fiction, a whole slew of 100 word pieces. Recently I rediscovered my long lost love – poetry. This year, I've found the depths and miniature grace of haiku.

It seems I’m working slowly towards silence.

Why do you write?

I write to get things out and down and up, so I can look through them and play with them and see what happens when I spin them round.

Any favorite authors? Books?

I've read too many books in my life. Most of it has been fiction.

I love crime novel,, noirish novels, faintly surreal novels, lush magical realism, poetry, stripped back prose, absurdity, satire, short stories; perceptive, striking, piercing, insightful, lucid, supple, delicous stories.

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See ya – Jun 01, 2012

Thanks so very much for reading my work and commenting, Nikki. I greatly appreciate it and your thoughtful insights.

Nikki Magennis – Jan 27, 2012

Thank you, Bill! If I ever find two poems that strike me as suitable, I'll certainly give it a whirl ...

Bill Yarrow – Jan 27, 2012

Welcome to Fictionaut! Thanks for commenting on "Helix Poem." Feel free to take the idea and run with it!

Nikki Magennis – Dec 10, 2011

Jonathan - I'm always delighted to have new authors recommended to me, thank you! I'll seek it out.

Nikki Magennis – Dec 10, 2011

Hello Sam, thanks so much! I love that piece. Love it.

Jonathan Ashworth – Dec 10, 2011

The sentence "It seems I'm working slowly towards silence" reminds me of Enrique Vila Mata's book, Bartleby & Co. You may like it.

Sam Rasnake – Dec 10, 2011

Welcome to Fictionaut, Nikki. Glad you enjoyed the work I posted.

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