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Writer in Residence - France, August 2015
L'Appel et la Réponse is an artists' collective of musician, video artist and writer. Our first collaboration was a week-long residency in Torreilles, southern France. At the end of that short but intense week of creativity we produced a pop-installation and invited people from the local community. Have a look at the showreel on Vimeo to find out how we reimagined the Everyday using the setting of Torreilles as our inspiration, a place overflowing with the wild smile of southern France. The collective intends to come together for another collaboration in the near future.
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Throughout 2016 I have been taking part in a short story writing challenge run by a writer based in Chennai, south India (you can read more about that on my blog). Each month I wrote and submitted a short story to a group of other writers (mostly Indian) who would then critique that month's story. Several of the stories revolved around or were inspired by the land and people that surround me when I'm in Tamil Nadu. During 2017 I intend to compile these stories into a collection. I am also collaborating on a novel as well as working on some non-fiction projects.
One of the pieces I worked on was a short story, which I crafted into twelve segments, each one leading into the next. The segments were printed onto handmade paper I'd brought with me from India. Also printed onto the same paper was the collective's new logo (created by Lisa Nash). These pages were then attached to sticks of bamboo and hung by hemp rope to the fig tree that had inspired the story. Music lured visitors to the fig tree at the far end of the garden venue where they were invited to read, listen and immerse themselves in a fig-tree sensory experience. Sadly there were no figs to indulge the taste senses, but there was plenty of good French wine instead so I don't think anyone noticed much.
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Primarily based in London, I also spend a chunk of each year in Tamil Nadu, southern India.
Below are links to some of my published stories as well as current projects. I am available for commissions, guest blogging and content writing.
For more information, get in touch or see my blog
A Montage of Confusion - Cazart, May 2011
An early submission to a now-defunct website - story available on my blog
The Cleaner - Flashflood, June 2012
Flashflood is part of the annual National Flash Fiction Day celebrations
A Bad Turn of Phrase - Paragraph Planet, April 2013
Paragraph Planet - Flash Fiction Stories of 75 words
(to view the story - click on my name, listed under L in the author section)
From Diamonds to Damehood - TubeFlash, May 2013
TubeFlash - a collection of stories inspired by brooches and the London Underground
Her Innocent Bravado - 81Words, February 2014
81 Words - an ongoing collection of flash fiction stories all at 81 words
A Kiss to Remember Him By - Readwave, April 2014
Readwave project now defunct - story available on my blog
The World Beneath - RE:IMAGINED, July 2014
RE:Imagined is an innovative collection of unique photographs by graphic designer Robert John. His re:imagined images are paired with original stories by authors from around the world. All profits from the sale of this book are donated to help individuals and families deal with Parkinson’s disease. Copies can be bought via Amazon or Lulu.
To Leave or Not To Leave, ... - Flashflood - June 2016
National Flash Fiction Day - Flashflood Journal