Rules to Live By, Part 1 (& a big Happy Birthday to Bellyful of Art!)

Tomorrow is officially Bellyful of Art‘s 1st birthday!! To celebrate, I was planning on reblogging my first ever post, but I’ve been doing a lot of reblogging recently and I thought it was only fair that as a big fat present to my lovely readers (and to myself) I would publish a brand new story […]

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Cara

Originally posted on Bellyful of Art:
Cara had never been a patient person; in any respect. Now, she brought colour back to her cheeks with forceful tugs, bit the paleness from her mouth until red blistered her lips. She watched the clock, she waited. As she ran her fingers through her hair, she listened to…

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Good On Paper, The Big Issue and More…

So it turns out that the two week break I decided to take at the beginning of August somehow managed to stretch itself to a whole month! This is not because I have been idling away the hours on a sun-drenched beach, sipping cocktails and pondering my next short story – if only! – in fact, quite […]

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Summer Breaks & New Opportunities!!

Now that summer is in full swing (by virtue of it being August, not because we’ve suddenly woken up to weather akin to the Mediterranean…), Bellyful of Art is taking a two week break to replenish its story-based stocks and swot up on a few art exhibitions ready for the autumn. But before I break […]

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The Bird Clock

The clock ticks. In time with its monotonous beat I find myself fidgeting: first with a strand of hair that curls mischievously from the centre of my tightly-wound bun, then with my hands, my skirt, the top button of my shirt. In the armchair next to me, Mrs Bentley is talking. I’m trying my best […]

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Artist Profile: Trav

How amazing is this picture?! Last month Kolekto Magazine celebrated its third birthday and in honour of reaching this magnificent milestone, six talented illustrators immortalised the sixteen members of Kolekto’s writing team in a series of portraits that aptly reflect the publication’s individuality and diversity. My portrait is by the brilliant Trav who featured as […]

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Sheila Hancock – A New Debut

Originally posted on Bellyful of Art:
Even famous people feel intimidated, or so I’m told. Still, it’s hard to picture an Olivier award-winning actress cowering in the corner of a literature festival green room, isn’t it? And yet… The evening began wet and noisy. Rain bounced off the roof of The Times Forum tent at…

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The Flight (Part 2 – Jennifer)

Jennifer is late. Horribly late. She arrives at the airport in a flurry of measured panic, striding past queues of impatient travellers with barely a glance at the infuriated faces behind her. The woman on the check-in desk is foreign, her clipped accent bristles. ‘You’re very late, madam,’ she says, adjusting the scarf beneath her blazer. […]

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Interview for Good On Paper: Bill Jones

My second article for Good On Paper is an interview with local comedian, Bill Jones: Miserable comedy; the two words seem incongruous, don’t they? And yet for Bill Jones – comedian, illustrator, writer and book-maker – these two disparate themes have provided his comic alter-ego, Miserable Malcolm, with enough material to create an hour-long show […]

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The Flight (Part 1 – Lisa)

Lisa is breathing. Slow steady breaths. In, out, in, out; just like he told her to. Her hands grip the arm rests. Her eyes close. In her head she imagines a field, vast acres of green grass damp beneath her bare feet. She pushes her toes into the soil, allows the dirt to climb across […]

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Excerpt 3: Untitled Novel

As with Excerpts 1 & 2 this is not a complete Tiny Tale, but an extract from a larger piece of work: “In practicing my writing, I began to develop the premise for a novel which centred around a man who is struggling with an unidentifiable illness. In this excerpt from the novel (which still […]

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The Room

Originally posted on Bellyful of Art:
From here on in, I shall regularly post a piece of my own flash fiction (to be found under the category, ‘Tiny Tales’). Comments, criticism and advice are all welcome. If you’re feeling brave, then post a link to your own pieces of fiction and I will gladly return…

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Interview for Good On Paper: Dennis Gould

My first article has been published!!! Well, my first printed article – the first one that I can hold in my hand rather than scan with my computer mouse!! Good On Paper is a local art, music, theatre and literature guide that not only contains interesting previews, interviews and artist profiles, but also lists every […]

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Excerpt 2: Untitled Novel

As with Excerpt 1, this is not a complete Tiny Tale, but an extract from a larger piece of work: “In practicing my writing, I began to develop the premise for a novel which centred around a man who is struggling with an unidentifiable illness. In this excerpt from the novel (which still remains in […]

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Review For Kolekto Magazine: New York City Apartment/Bristol

It’s been a bit quiet at Bellyful of Art for the past few weeks and that’s because I’ve been scribbling away for a couple of other publications, Kolekto Magazine and Good On Paper. Kolekto is an online magazine specialising in art, film, music and style and my first article for them is a review of […]

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