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Short Story Video: Underground

Oct 01 2011 Published by under Live lit, White Rabbit

A tweet from White Rabbit‘s Bernadette about this month’s Are You Sitting Comfortably theme – Underground – tempted me to submit a short story. So I did. And they liked it.


The event was at Toynbee Studios, London E1 and, as last time, it was read out brilliantly by Gareth. Thank you both!

Next month’s theme is ‘Beauty’ and will be held on Friday 21 October, deadline for submissions is 7 October. Why not give it a go?

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Twitter Live!

Sep 16 2011 Published by under Ideas, Live lit

I’ve been inspired by a Tweet. Peggy tweeted:

A man spoke to himself the whole bus ride from Canterbury. Imagine the clamour if we all spoke our every thought out loud.

This led me to thinking it would be like a real life Twitter timeline. This led me to thinking that, actually, this could be possible. People could stand on stage reading out their timelines. Then the ideas kept rolling. To further the Twitter ‘experience’:

  • To RT someone, just repeat what the person before said.
  • To unfollow someone, push them off the stage.
  • To follow someone, drag them out of the audience.
  • People DMing each other stand in a corner, whispering.
  • To filter someone out, put a bag over their head.
  • Hashtags will be signified by banners (thanks Carli for that idea).

Genius or what?

Then I thought to myself, hmm, where will I get the actors from? Then I remembered I was starting uni next week. A performing arts uni.


I posted my idea on the Freshers Facebook page. I got a response of

 LOOL! i love it! 😛 xxxx

This is good, yes?

If you want to follow me on Twitter, I’m @jogblog.

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White Rabbit: Are you sitting comfortably

Jul 14 2011 Published by under Fiction, Live lit, Video

Last night (as you’ll know if you are a friend on Facebook or following me on Twitter where I have gone on and on and on and on and on about it) I had a story read out at a local event organised by White Rabbit.

It was held at The George Hotel, Ashford and the room was decked out in a 1950s Mad Hatter’s tea party style with the tables covered in flowers, playing cards, cucumber rolls and, most importantly, cakes.

The theme was ‘secrets’ and my story was read out by Gareth Brierley (who is one of the organisers, along with Bernadette Russell).

Gareth totally ‘got’ my story and read it out exactly (if not better) than it sounded in my head.

The other stories that were read out were so great, I was honoured to be a part of it. At the end, we were all given a copy of our stories, beautifully bound.

Thanks to Peggy at East Kent Live Lit for giving me the push to submit my story and thanks to White Rabbit for a fab evening.

Thrilled doesn’t begin to cover it.

Also posted at JogBlog

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