Merry Christmas and that kind of thing. I hate the end of every year. The falsified happiness, the expectation that we celebrate the fact that we are all one year closer to death. It is collective insanity. A gazelle never turns around to a chasing tiger and offers it a drink so why should we?
The worst thing about Christmas is the music. The same songs in every shopping centre, supermarket, taxi, television advert and radio station. The same sentiments, the same words, the same ideas, the same tunes. Nothing ever changes at Christmas. It is a tinselled up groundhog day of misery, eating bad food, showing gratitude for things we do not want and being forced to interact with people we do not actually like.
Therefore I would like to propose to you not to partake in the annual misery competition. Instead, read something awesome. The kind folks at Amazon are giving away Mourning Morning eBooks from the 25th of December to the 29th. Set yourself a reminder. Get yourself a copy.
Thus all that is left for me to say is Jingle Balls and may the Jesus be with you all.
P.S. There is one Christmas song that is worth listening to. You can find it below.
Today marks the beginning of read an Ebook week. Over on Smashwords.com they are offering an array of great titles for absolutely nothing. As I am a massive Ebook fan I have teamed up with Smashwords to give Existence Is Futile, The Story of Albert Ross, The Non-stop Dancer, Mia, PiSlamistan and All Hallows’ Eve away for free. The offer ends next Sunday.
Don’t worry if you don’t have an Ebook reader. It isn’t just for the Kindle, Kobo and Nook owners. If you have the ability to read you can read the stories through Smashwords own online reader. If you prefer the feeling of paper in your hands you can even download them in PDF and print them. So go forth my pretties and read read read.
You can find a list of all the titles on offer here
You can find the links to my work here
Some rather interesting news….
The gloriously absurd magazine Pickle Fork has published ‘The Non-stop Dancer’. If you haven’t yet read it yet you ought to be ashamed. Head over to Pickle Fork by clicking on this link and immerse yourself in the glory of spellbounding absurdity.
In the meantime I’m having a productive month and have been submitting more than Hulk Hogan. Be good and wear trousers. Until next time.
I was recently invited back to appear on Level Talk with John Harrison to talk about the fascist demonstrations in Warsaw. As someone who lived through ‘International Stay at Home Day’ in Warsaw, and who personally experienced abuse from fascists in Warsaw, I found it impossible to refuse.
You can listen right here