Small Stories Wraps Up With Big Finale
Small Stories, run by Natalie Burns and Sian Wadsworth in Bristol, was an exceptional story-telling event that ran from April last year. Submissions were curated and both organisers always managed to deliver an excellent line-up of talent. I started participating late in the game. October 2014 but in that short time encountered a number of fantastic people and have walked away with a handful of new friends. Not bad for a few months.
Last night Natalie and Sian sadly announced this was the final chapter, bringing to an end a remarkable run of stories and story-tellers. Many writers are just that, they write but don’t read. It has been great to encounter folks who enjoy doing both and to be counted as one among them.
Here’s the flyer for last night’s line-up. My favourites have to Nathan Williams with Californiphate – who managed to hold the room’s rapt attention for the duration, twenty minutes of a darkly humorous tale about a young PR consultant being recruited to give ISIS a better image. Pete Sutton with Hater and Christopher Fielden with Death of a Superhero were also stand out performances. But everyone who took part was way above par, making the whole night really something to remember. Very fitting for it being the last one.
I read Fast Love Die, a punchy cyberpunk short story. Click to link to grab a FREE copy of the PDF.
So thank you, to Sian and to Natalie, for providing such a wonderful platform for Bristol talent.
If you’re a Bristol writer or enjoyer of stories being told and you’re wondering where to take part, then get yourself to Let Me Tell You a Story Jack (open mic night for story-tellers), another exceptionally well run showcase Bristol’s hothouse of creative talent.
New to David J Rodger?
8 novels and creator of Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur. Excellent reviews. Supported by Bristol Fantasy & Sci-Fi Society. Short stories published UK, US, Canada and Japan.
“The best Sci-fi I have read in 10 years” – Floyd Hayes, former Creative Director Cunning (US).
“Atmospheric & Creepy” – The Guardian
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Which Book Should I Read First?
Any that take your fancy. There are currently no serials. Each book is a separate story.
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