Friday, 28 September 2012

Short Story Challenge - Notes on weeks 6-10

       So here is the a little behind the scenes peak at the creative process behind the Short Story Challenges of weeks 5-10, (For weeks 1-4, click HERE).

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Short Story Challenge 10 - The Breakup

       Time seemed to turn into slow motion as it toppled unsteadily. By then it was too late – things were set in motion. I had already stumbled and started to fall before I really knew what was going on. Looking back, I guess it was my own fault for not treading carefully enough (or perhaps I was treading too lightly?), but in that moment of freefall, I felt a confusing mix of emotions rush through me.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Dredd - How to Correctly Adapt a Comic Book Character


       Watched Dredd the other night – the whole time I was thinking now this is how to properly adapt a comic book into a film!
       Here are my thoughts…

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Short Story Challenge 9 - Barry Barnado - Ventriloquist Extraordinaire

      He put the sock puppet over his hand and threw back the curtains. Today was a new day, full of promise and endless possibilities. This new ventriloquist act would be the best he had done yet – forget all those jumped up, over-complicated, hinge-jawed, wood crafted puppets – with this sock he would take it back to basics. It would be raw, unfettered and effective through its sheer simplicity. The voice – the voice would be the sole focus and the selling point of the act. No flashiness, no constant maintenance, just pure talent.
      Barry smiled as he bathed in the warm glow of the morning sun. Today was going to be a good day - he just knew it.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Short Story Challenge 8 - The Pig King

       Some people might ask me the reasons I constructed a throne made entirely of bacon, but they’ll never understand. Not really. Nor should they. Sure, the piece was entitled ‘The Pig King’, and people would undoubtedly read some superfluous meaning into it like ‘oh, its an allegory about how our empires are obtained by being built on the carcasses of those we have destroyed…’ or some such similar bullshit.