More on Angels

At risk of labouring, I realise I gave no introductory blurb to The Angel in the Park. It just is there. Whack. So, belatedly . . .

When I first wrote Angel in the Park it was as the first chapter of an intended full length fiction ‘An Angel in the Wings’, based on some of the more skatty moments of my career in theatre management. However, by the third chapter I realised I hadn’t much of a story. Yet I liked that initial meeting of the lonely protagonist (Bill, by the way, is a cuddly toy, and the village of Farnaby is a Sims game) with the angel who is more than he appears to be. So I tweaked the first chapter, and lo! It is now a short story. However, I don’t know how well it works since I don’t usually read short stories, and am not so familiar with their structure.

In like form, I’m currently tweaking an excerpt from another MS (shouldn’t that be TS these days? Type-script) which also features an angel. This, however, has a Medieval setting. It will appear as posting in due course.

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After years as a multi-colour octopus in entertainment, now chilling and writing
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2 Responses to More on Angels

  1. Judy says:

    I think a great author to read for examples of excellent short stories is Ursula Le Guin. Go check out “The Winds Twelve Quarters.” You will love all of the short stories which are drawn from various points in her writing career.

    • crimsonprose says:

      I shall add it to my growing list. I’m currently ploughing through the book Brian reviewed, Mitchel’s Witchcraft and Magic in Nordic Middle Ages. Its focus is a tad later than my interest, but since I have a pre-existing interest in (early) Medieval Scand-land, it was a must to read. And it’s not that heavy, really.

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