We spent a pleasant evening in Sydney with friends sitting on their high rise inner city balcony sucking up the stunning Sydney skyline while sipping expensive champagne. Earth hour, I note, was a bit of a fizzer. Most of those office block lights stayed on. We turned ours off and ate spicy pumpkin risotto by moonlight, enjoying the antics of the fruit bats overhead.
I’ve been so busy these past few weeks. Overloaded with reading, my own writing, other people’s writing, the selection and shaping of stories and the administration that goes with such things. Graphic design and photographic work for writing-related events, all mixed in with the general business of living. I swear I go in to my day job for a bit of time out & R&R! Something definitely wrong with the picture somewhere.
My story ‘Dead Low’ was accepted for Midnight Echo 6, the science fiction horror special issue. It’s exciting to have a new story out there. The problem with focusing on novel and novella-length works is that they’re so damn long! Obviously.
And on the local politics front, looks like NSW Labor got soundly kicked in the pants at the ballot box. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Those folks done reaped what they sowed.