David Stevens

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Thomas Hobbes, that funny fellow

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Thomas Hobbes* said that life is nasty, brutish and short. He could have been speaking of my story, “Serial Killer Blues,” appearing in the most recent edition (volume 14) of ‘The Literary Hatchet‘. (Click on the link on the left to download the whole edition for free.) The editorial process for the story on the other hand was far from brutish, though it was very quick. This is my most recently written story, and was accepted quickly, so I need to get my act together and write some more. I hope that you … enjoy it.

*(What would he know, he lived to 91. But then again, he was speaking of life in a state of nature, thereby proving himself to be a most unnatural fellow. I look forward to a graphic novel starring Thomas Hobbes, immortal beast and detective.)

Neil Armstrong lives!

In Uncategorized on May 1, 2016 at 10:14 pm

‘This Neil Armstrong is not dead’: this story of mine took 20 years to find a home. Granted, for most of that time it had given up hope and settled in a box under a railway bridge. I believed in it, and tinkered with it from time to time, and it really was a case of having to find the exact right home. I very much like Cafe Irreal, and eventually I dared to share it with them – I submitted it a tad late, but they accepted it almost immediately, and it appeared in their next edition. I will always be grateful. You can read it here for free on their site, if you like – I would consider it a great kindness. It is a favourite of mine, perhaps because I lived with it for so long, perhaps because of some of the memories (true and false) that it contains. Feel free to check it out. There are links to some of my other stories here.