Tuesday, 15 September 2009

247 tales

I took this photo over the weekend when it was still beautifully sunny in Cambridge. This chap has taken up residence across our front door, ready to catch anyone foolish enough to try and visit.

Actually we had Ross and Mardi and kids over on Saturday night, all the way from Tasmania. Sort of. They are over from Tasmania, though it's not strictly true that they came specifically for our cooking alone.

A big box of books arrived from Bloomsbury: my advance copies of Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth and the paperbacks of Tales of Terror from the Black Ship. They will be in the shops any day now.

I had a reminder from Ian Lamb, who has worked (brilliantly) as publicist on the Tales of Terror books, that I promised to write a contribution to his excellent 247tales scheme at Bloomsbury. The aim is to get young people to contribute their own stories on a monthly theme (mine being Ghosts) with a restriction of 247 as a word length - (hopefully) inspired by a Bloomsbury author writing their own 247 tale.

Follow the link if you want to see some of the existing contributions. If you are between 8 and 16, why not have a go? You might win £75 worth of Bloomsbury books and get your work up on the 247tales website.

Go on.

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