You may remember my short story I Can See Through People was read out last year at a White Rabbit’s Are You Sitting Comfortably event. Since then, it has been published by Ether Books (a free iPhone app which allows you to read stories on your iPhone) and then my friend Astrid mentioned to me that she was writing an article for Funky Raw Magazine (a quarterly publication covering raw food, nutrition, raw recipes, wild foods, consciousness, poetry, permaculture, and more) and that the editor said that he was looking for short stories.
Astrid didn’t have any stories of her own that she could tweak to fit the magazine (and hadn’t, at the time, the time to write a new one), then she remembered my story (which is about a girl who – after a bicycle accident – can literally (and I mean ‘literally’ in its proper context) see through people, which comes in handy when she’s out on a date with a bit of a twat in a vegetarian restaurant).
I made a few changes to the original story (e.g. changing the vegetarian restaurant to a raw food one), sent it off to the editor, Rob, who liked it and printed it in this month’s edition which is available in printed form or as an ebook.
I think this is my first short story to be printed on proper paper with pages that you can turn and everything.
Here it is on paper (well, it’s not, it’s on your computer screen, but you know what I mean):
And here’s the recording of Gareth Brierley (one of the organisers of White Rabbit) reading it out last year.