The Invasion of Canada By Ash Warren For the ‘Fake News, Real Fiction’ Award ‘And that’s live in three – two – one….’ The cameras homed in on Connie Ryan, resplendent tonight in a tailored burgundy suit for tonight’s episode […]
Four Bach Cantatas Cantata 4. I call to thee, Lord Jesus Christ (‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’) By Ash Warren For the Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elRTsN0LhPQ&w=560&h=315] After reading, the author invites you to listen to […]
The Prince By Ash Warren For The First Rule of Nabokov Award ‘You aren’t going to believe this one sir ……’ said the sergeant as he waved his superior into the room. He was right. In fact, two things […]
Four Bach Cantatas Cantata 3. My Heart is Full of Longing (“Herzlich Thut Mich Verlangen”) By Ash Warren For the Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtGEljm0djE&w=560&h=315] After reading, the author invites you to listen to Wilhelm Kempff (above) […]
Vellichor: n. the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig. Vellichor By Ash Warren For the ‘To Pant or Not To Pant’ Award Opening the […]
By Ash Warren Like Australians and soccer, it’s an unspoken truth that the Japanese have never really gotten into Christmas. It seems to lie in a rather lonely place on the edge of the plate somehow, next to the brocolli […]
Four Bach Cantatas Cantata 2. Now Come, Savior of the Gentiles (“Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland,”) By Ash Warren For the Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqGQVAvtmHw&w=560&h=315] The author recommends that the above be played while reading. The very […]
Our guest announcer this week is contest creator and author Tobias Madden.
Such a shame about Tony
Love is lost to the melancholy sounds of Bach in part 1 of this serial by Ash Warren.
The Way to Say Goodbye By Ash Warren For the ‘Quitters Anonymous’ Award Between us, there was only the unspoken. A vast grassland of things I wanted to say and never could. I’m at the door, have to go, […]
Hexagram 64 Ash Warren For the ‘Lucky Numbers’ Award You feel her eyes on you as you go into your study. She’s smiling to herself again, little white teeth sharp under those slightly parted lips. You don’t turn to look […]
Who Is Ash Warren? Ash Warren is that rare breed of author who simultaneously has the guts to try just about any prompt while bringing his own signature style to the brief. Often characterised by an attention to detail, vivid, […]
Han Shan, his name means Cold Mountain. But is he the subject of the story, or the one telling it? A cheeky fable about storytelling by Ash Warren.
Humanity is extinct, but something remains, written in the layers of Artifical Intelligence that power The Machine there is a memory, a ghost in the shell.
A bone jarring horror joint by Ash Warren.