Gold Mountain

Paul has just finished recounting a story that he thought he remembered the novelist Will Self telling a journalist about an analogy, purportedly suggested by James Joyce. “The root of creativity is the combination of existing ideas. Take gold for example. It is a valuable metal, but it is a common concept. Most people feel…

Whilst Turning to Bone

Long-listed for the TSS Quartery 2000 prize.   She remembered the look on people’s faces when she had said that she didn’t understand what the protest was about. The flags made it obvious, didn’t they? The marching flute bands, the uniforms? This was a group of people who felt that their culture was being threatened…

Why my banana guard is a time machine…

I believe that my banana guard is a time machine. I’ve wanted make a case for this … case for a long time, but I’ve never had the … time. But perhaps if I had a lot of it on my hands, time that is, it might become a book that might read something like this.

the fear of phantoms: testing the experiential effects of terra sigillata

Featured in: ELUSIVE EARTHS An exhibition by Jennifer Teets at establishment d’en face projects With Jean-Marie Appriou, Piotr Bosacki, Lorenzo Cirrincione, Ajay Kurian, Anna Maria Maiolino, Robertas Narkus, Georgia Sagri, Anicka Yi. Texts by James Clegg, Ajay Kurian in conversation with Corin Hewitt, Muriel Pardon-Labonnelie, Arthur Macgregor and Jennifer Teets. Opening Wednesday 10.09.14 at 7pm…

An Interactive Story that needs your help…

A few weeks ago I began an interactive story called Mugwhah. It’s been fun to write, and I’ve enjoyed having to respond to people’s choices. But so far, not many folk have been voting. So this post is an attempt to get more people involved. Here’s the story so far: – William, the son of…

Mugwhah: the story determined by you… (part VI)

So the 1990s turned out to be a vivid hallucination brought on by an ancient earth tablet. And William finds himself back on Medieval terra ferma, at the mercy of vindictive coutriers. Meanwhile, Mugwhah, now branded a sympathiser with the devil, awaits execution. This story is determined by readers votes… If you want to read…

Pace Oddity the Joke

So, there are 2 people in a kitchen. It doesn’t matter what gender or race they are – it’s not that kind of joke. But one of them suddenly picks up a rolling pin and goes apeshit. They start smashing the kettle, which buckles without too much effort. Then the plastic toaster which crunches to…

Place your votes… determine the story!

Every Sunday a new part of the Mugwhah story is added. But how that part extends or changes the story is up to the readers! For those of you wanting to dive in, here’s a condensed version of the story so far… – William the son of a lord and narrator of the story allowed…

An Interactive story that you _____________ .

At first it was a frivolous medieval farce; then ‘Mugwhah’ was recast as a television show. With this meta-fictional twist Susan entered the frame. An astute writer, she began scrutinising the political potential of the ‘Mugwhah’ narrative. Could she transform an ailing, kitsch, erotic drama about a witch and a hapless courtier into something worthwhile?…

Mugwhah: The story determined by you… (Part V)

Following readers’ votes, Susan’s family arrive to spend a week with her. But things don’t stay still for long in the world of ‘Mugwhah’ and at the end of this episode you will have to make another important decision. (If you want to pick up the story from the beginning visit the Mugwhah Page, otherwise…

Mugwhah: The story determined by you… (Part IV)

Following reader votes, Mugwhah takes a leap through the genres to become a TV show in the 1990s. If you want to pick up the story from the beginning visit the Mugwhah Page, otherwise dive in and determine how the story goes… *** As the credits role in Susan presses her finger tips into her…