Monday Motivation: The problem with memory

Monday Motivation: The problem with memory

The problem with memory is that it’s so… Selective    ☐ Unreliable   ☐ Patchy       ☐ Untruthful   ☐ Tick one.  Or tick them all. (And for the record, I do not, repeat not, think this is a question that only makes sense to people in their sixties.) As writers, we rely on memory to help us create … Continue reading

Roll of the Dice by Marilyn Cohen de Villiers

Roll of the Dice by Marilyn Cohen de Villiers

We asked the authors who jointly contributed to the 36 Hours anthology a number of questions about their writing. Here are Marilyn Cohen de Villiers’s responses: Is your short story fact or fiction – or a mix of the two? My short story is fiction – although it obviously draws on some of my own experiences eg cruising. What was the … Continue reading

Snail Derail by Eileen Jensen-Stenekamp

Snail Derail by Eileen Jensen-Stenekamp

We asked the authors who jointly contributed to the 36 Hours anthology a number of questions about their writing. Here are  Eileen Jensen-Stenekamp’s responses: Is your short story fact or fiction – or a mix of the two?  Fortunately only fiction! What was the inspiration behind your story? The story evolved whilst I hunted the snails in my garden down. Have you … Continue reading

The Art of Visiting Venice

The Art of Visiting Venice

 – Michéle Rowe My first sight of Venice is from the deck of a vapporetto heading for the Arsenale. It’s early May, spring turning to summer, and the sun still high in the late afternoon. Venice’s hallucinatory Adriatic sky reflects off the water, its light wavering on the fifty palazzis and seven churches of the Grand Canal, … Continue reading

Aberration by Jeffrey Meyer

Aberration by Jeffrey Meyer

We asked the authors who jointly contributed to the 36 Hours anthology a number of questions about their writing. Here are Jeff Meyer’s responses: Is your short story fact or fiction – or a mix of the two? Faction. What was the inspiration behind your story? A patient that I was fitting with gas-permeable contact lenses. Have you written many … Continue reading