Sling Ink + Stuff

So, a good portion of the weekend was spent reading through the entries for the first round of the SlingInk Scribbling Slam. Lots of short story goodness, I can tell you.

What impressed me, as well as the quality of the stories, was the range of them. Some of them had been written to prompts and, as I find when I set prompts for my writing group, the way different authors respond to the same prompt is something that I’ll always find both wonderful and interesting. It’s a truly wonderful thing to see such originality in people’s imaginations and how varied their interpretations are.

So, Scribbling Slammers, I have marked the stories and sent them back to the site. I’ve also left some general comments, which I hope will help. I think they’ll be up for viewing at some point over the next couple of days.

And, to say it again – I was impressed by all the stories. They were all good. There is no need for anyone to worry.


And, speaking of wonderful things…

I got so see my friends’ new baby last night. She was 8 days old and particularly beautiful. Actually the whole thing was really beautiful. I got the sense that the world’s become that little bit more special.


I was also very pleased to see that the launch for Tom Vowler’s collection went well – wishing him all the very best.


I thought Dan Powell reading his story, ‘What Precise Moment?’ here was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

6 Comments on “Sling Ink + Stuff

  1.  by  dan powell

    Glad you liked my little story. Thanks for the plug. And your link to Tom Vowler's launch has reminded me, I need to get my order in for his collection.

  2.  by  Nik Perring

    Hey Dan – my pleasure. I loved the story and, as ever, wanted to spread the good word! Not read Tom's yet – but it looks very good…Hey Lane – great to see you back! It was a lovely moment!

  3.  by  Megan

    Nik, I don't think my comment stuck /saved/ something before – just wanted to say how lovely it is to hear of all your loveliness and to mention the short colection I'm reading at the moment – Black's 'If i loved you, i would tell you this'. Think you might love that toomegan (-:

  4.  by  Nik Perring

    Joanne, you're very welcome. Top story, isn't it?Hey Megan – yes I've heard Very Good Things about Robin's book. Think we're supposed to be having a swap actually so I'll hopefully be reading it very soon! Thank you! And sorry if your comment didn't come through before – I certainly didn't see it!N x

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