The serious writer is but a story in a story by Finnegan Flawnt

June 15, 2010


After having published more than one hundred and fifty stories on his finely wrought and yet incorporeal blog, after having negotiated precious terms of endearment with hundreds of reading and writing strangers and after having created a virtual, almost fleshly creature more than a character but a creator of characters himself, the serious writer felt the need again to touch something real and be touched by it.

Rites of Spring

June 14, 2010


He noticed a short, strong white hair from his beard on his tongue and decided not to take it out but see what would happen. A moment later, a tiny bear emerged from the cave of his mouth, grabbed the hair and pulled it on his lap to play with it.

Posted in: podcast, published

Whale Song

June 14, 2010


the other day i met a truculently obsolete whale for tea.  he turned out to be a budding writer himself. he actually had written a few scholarly works, mostly on the blowhole, and one fat novel.

Posted in: Metazen

Le Flawnt meets La Pokrass

June 13, 2010


For this metaview, Metazen's parting editor Finnegan Flawnt met the Queen of Flash Meg Pokrass in the formal gardens of Metazen’s sanatorium for insane writers.

Posted in: Metazen, writerlyAdvice

10:46 hrs – Vatican City, Italy

June 12, 2010


The Holy Father receives his first cheque card as part of a campaign to modernise the Vatican. He insists on leaving his quarters in the early evening alone, under cover, to fetch money all by himself.

Posted in: 24-hours-on-earth


June 11, 2010


The journey is its own reward, folks. Be bad more of the time, be a dog when you're a dog and you'll have more fun being good again one shiny day. Let death have its dominion, one lousy moment at a time.

Posted in: Metazen, writerlyAdvice

Interview with a Mad Hatter

June 10, 2010


Meeting Carol Novack, the editor of Mad Hatter's Review, was almost as good as other good things (though not quite as good as yet other things).