David Stevens

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A summer story

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2019 at 2:30 am

Summer time here in Orstraya. Floating in the ocean yesterday in between the waves, all the beach moments of all my life joined together, as though the rest of life is a mundane interruption to that Eternal Now that is me floating, I was reminded of how that is reflected by the end of my story, This Neil Armstrong is not dead. Without meaning to be, it is my (not “the”) quintessential Australian beach story – I will never write a better Australian beach story, than this story which is not about Australia, or the beach. Of course, I hope one day to write a better story, which may be about Australia or the beach. Oh mind, be still.

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APOLLO

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

I remember the moon landing. I kept asking my mother when they were going to put my cartoons on, instead of all this low quality space stuff. At about 3pm, I realised I would not be seeing my morning cartoons. It was just wrong. I think my basic sense of injustice springs from that event.

On this memorable anniversary, may I suggest you read my very short story, This Neil Armstrong is not dead, as presented by the lovely people at Cafe Irreal. The true story of the Apollo mission, finally.

(I have another Apollo story, an alternative history called Avoiding Gagarin, which I can’t provide a free link to. There was a comment by someone that they didn’t know anything about that time period. I despaired, and felt very old. It was the equivalent of someone my age saying they know nothing of the second world war.)

This Neil Armstrong is not dead

In Uncategorized on May 1, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Gentle reader, after something of a drought, I am very pleased that a story of mine, ‘This Neil Armstrong is not dead’, has just been published in the latest edition of Cafe Irreal, and I am very grateful. I am particularly pleased that story has found a home. Click on the story title above and be transported immediately to a strange place, where you can read the story gratis.