2 MY FATHER’S LIBRARY   Some of the novels in my father’s library illustrate the ravages of time. I came into these books at the end of the last century, when my dad passed away, and carefully preserved on my shelves what…

The Organ Recital

By Peter Cunningham © 1     I crossed the invisible bar at the dead of night as a ship silently crosses a meridian on its way to a port called Rigor Mortis. Well, to be truthful, it wasn’t quite like that. In fact,…

Season 1 Chapter 10
ENDINGS

THE STORY SO FAR   This evening I’m on the edge of my chair. It’s ridiculous. I’ve become far too engrossed in Evelyn’s domestic life at a time when I’m meant to be simply giving her tips on how to write fiction. Months…

Season 1 Chapter 7
INBUILT PERVERSITY

THE STORY SO FAR Since the beginning of October I’ve been meeting my neighbour, Evelyn, once every week or ten days, to discuss what happens when you try to write a novel. Evelyn’s husband Bill passed away two years ago, so everyone around…

2019 MY FAVOURITE BOOK

THE WINNER! PICKED IN A DRAW LAST NIGHT OVER MUCH MULLED WINE: THE ART OF DYING BY AMBROSE PARRY SUBMITTED BY @TertuliaBooks CONGRATULATIONS!   THESE WERE THE ENTRIES The prize: hardback copy of The Trout by Peter Cunningham (Arcade…

Season 1 Chapter 4
PEOPLE

THE STORY SO FAR Ever since she told me she wants to write a novel my neighbour, Evelyn, has been coming over here once a week and I’ve been trying to make helpful suggestions. My family has now begun to refer to me as ‘the professor’. An…