‘Their eyes met as he gazed over the bloody entrails of the operating table‘
‘Having just completed my latest romantic short story to Twinset & Tweeds magazine, (a tale of suppressed passion under surgical gowns), one might say that such excitement had precipitated a hot flush but I put it down to the central heating which was going full tilt thanks to the subzero temp outside.
I had just pressed the send button, whetting my appetite for a little more afternoon purple prose, when listenupnorth arrived to record the winning entries of my recent ‘wildly romantic’ short story competition; these had been announced in my last blog post From Petals to Poundstretcher.
Whilst listenupnorth got on with arranging the microphone, I had a little practice to get my voice warmed up. All that recording wizardry is beyond me but Guy would have been most impressed with her range of equipment.
It was great fun reading the stories out – tales of a princess & a bit of rough (The Morning Read by David Graham Ward), a holiday romance where one member of the hotel staff is not all that he seems (Fulfillment by Irene Styles) & unrequited love between a boss & the office temp (The Dreamer by Agnes Frain)
We recorded all 3 stories as audio files which will soon be available to listen online or download at listenupnorth.com , but in the meantime here’s a little taster from Fulfillment: