I feel a bit conceited, putting my name in the title like that, but it is a video of me reading out my story Dirty Boy that is published in 100 RPM, so I think it’s ok, isn’t it?
Anyway, because Nik Perring recorded his, then Cath Bore recorded hers, here is my recording of mine. Anyone else done theirs?
As mentioned previously, 100 RPM is a collection put together by Caroline Smailes of one-hundred 100-word stories inspired by music, with an introduction by Nik Kershaw. ALL the profit (i.e. after what Amazon takes) goes to the charity One in Four (a registered charity which provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence), so please buy it.
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.