Friday, 6 February 2015

Literally The Greatest

New book, new look.  With the website overhauled to reflect the forthcoming third release from me-self, Short Stories That All Definitely Happened, I’ve sent a few of my stunted short children out into the world to gather comment, criticism and where possible acclaim.

Advice from a Dog was featured in the September 2014 issue of Chase The Moon [paperback purchase] and is available [here] to read online.  The Front Page was published exclusively on Literally Stories [here], and Ultra-Belfast will be another exclusive with the UK’s official Alcohol and Rock & Roll magazine, The Carouser publishing shortly. 

Now, with Short Stories That All Definitely Happened a matter of months away, Literally Stories has published one of the earliest stories to make an appearance on this site; The Greatest Cock That Ever Lived.  Featuring semi-biographical alter-ego Doug Morgan (Lost Angeles, Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l]), Cock takes the recent bloodied and intolerant history of Northern Ireland and transposes it against the backdrop of a fantasy/sports narrative.  It can be read by clicking [here].

Original, hilarious and very clever.
Not for the faint hearted […] a well constructed, vivde piece of writing.
Powerful and thought provoking.
A whiff of Bukowski’s attitude and to the point style.  Snappy and earthy.
A witty, self deprecating humour […] the final sentence did make me grin and wince at the same time.
Well written and flowed humorously […] masterful design.
A rare voice.

A pugilistic cockerel, an attention-seeking God, a tune that you can't get out of your head, a talking pug, a dead father, accidental oral, drunken indiscretion after drunken indiscretion and a digestive biscuit.