Absurdist Bizarro Short Story Video With Pictures

Good morrow ladies and gentlemen. I’m at a writer’s retreat (aka my mate Steve’s):

img_20170109_123702591 img_20170109_124926485Note the blobfish slippers. Anyway, I’ll have to keep this brief so here’s a short absurdist bizarro story of mine illustrated by my love puffin Bill Purnell. Enjoy!

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Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared The Complete Series (So Far)

I think we can all agree  that it’s far too hot to think. If you’re one of those people who likes the sun then, well, nothing really, just carry on liking the sun and I’ll carry on hiding from it. However I will share with you a web series that I’m continually inspired and fascinated by, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared.

When I saw the first one, many moons ago, I thought to myself, “what the hell is this?” Then I reached the surprise ending and I was in love. I shared the first episode with the other new authors of Eraserhead Press and we all agreed it was really about us and our editor was the writing pad.

However, I think the third is my favourite. If ever I were to utter the words “This is my aesthetic” it would be about that: a veneer of rainbows and cute, while underneath something very unpleasant lurks. Plus it has a catchy song.

So, without further ado, here’s Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 1-6

Creativity

Time

Love

Computers

Food

Dreams

The odd, the bad and the silly – charity shop book finds

Ok, so I’ve found quite a few great books in charity shops, but there’s often a hidden gem which you truly can’t believe was written. Here are some of those…

Not only is this a biography of Noel Edmunds, it’s an unauthorised biography. This person loved him so much they didn’t even need his permission to start writing. I wonder if he knows… madeleine-swann-weird-books-1

I can’t wait to tuck into this masterpiece, tasty. madeleine-swann-weird-books

This is really quite a niche market. I suppose it’s the flip side of women with underwear and beach accessories. madeleine-swann-weird-books-4

This book may well be quite entertaining in a daft way. It’s certainly nice to see coverage of that dark time in history. madeleine-swann-weird-books2

Was Dickens a known alcoholic? Who are Titch and Quackers and why do they want my soul? IMAG1389

Harmless enough and probably amusing, this jolly hockey sticks book beside the sleazy looking draughts game amused me. madeleine-swann-odd-books

This story deserves a mention, it was hidden in the sleeve of a Van Morrison record. I wasn’t the one looking inside, I promise. madeleine-swann-weird-books-5

21 Vintage Postcards of Krampus That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Apparently in some European countries Krampus is the dark side of Santa, and follows him around doling out payback to all the children who’ve been naughty. Have a look at the blog post and show your children whenever they misbehave and you’re rich enough to pay for therapy sessions once they get older.

The medieval recipe for unicorn

Have a look at this blog post on Pretty Awful Things, it’s apparently a joke recipe for an April Fool’s Day by a famous Medieval chef but we know better, don’t we? I imagine he kept this and his boiled goblins in the back for special occasions. Could be a good idea for Christmas dinner?The British Library     YT 13    85