I’m working on a writing project I promised myself a while back and now it makes sense for it to see the light of day. I just hope I’ve not given myself too tight a deadline. Between 2009-2012 I wrote intermittently for the flash fiction site ElephantWords.co.uk, amassing around 50 short stories in total. Not all of them made the cut but those I really liked I’ve collected into a book, and the deadline? Thought Bubble Festival 15-16 of November of course!
Right now I am busily compiling images to accompany each story. As the premise for Elephant Words is a weekly visual writing prompt it seemed fitting, but my natural inclination to pair words and pictures meant this was something I’d want to do anyway. I thought it might be nice to share some of the pics here too, as a little taster for the book. Enjoy!
I’ve recently embraced instagram as a photo sharing medium. I like the immediacy and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love the photo editing tools. I’ve long been a fan of low-fi photos and instagram gives you the ability to do something evocative and even impressive with med/low res phone pics. I decided to adopt IG’s square format as a unifying theme for the images in this collection. I’ll be sharing some of the pictures for the book there as I work on it. You can find me on instagram here.