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Shorter – a short stories iPhone app

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 13, 2013

Shorter - short stories by Will Ashon - iPad version

I tried to take Will Ashon’s portrait. Somehow things got mixed up and it ended as an iPhone thing. Here’s what we have to say about it…

Shorter is an app for iPhone and iPad featuring a collection of eighty nine very short stories by Will Ashon for very short trips. A random story is chosen for you to read each time the app is opened. Making it an ideal companion for travel (a story between stops) or toilet breaks.

New stories will be automatically added at unexpected moments, magically sent over the airwaves without having to download the app again, with a little red dot marking their arrival.

Buy “Shorter” from the App Store for 69p

Will Ashon is the author of two novels “Clear Water” and “Heritage” both published by Faber and Faber. The app comes decorated with a lovely illustration by Timothy Hunt. It costs 69p, less than a penny a tale and will last longer than a Mars Bar, unless you are an exceptional slow eater.

Shorter - short stories by Will Ashon - iPhone version

 
Here’s what other people have said about it…

“…excellent value for money; the stories never disappoint with their surreal take on early 21st-century life” – Nicola Presley, The Literary Platform.
Read the full review

“A dead-on depiction of early 21st Century life that soon gives way to something much wilder and stranger. The best collection of short stories I’ve read in years.” – Matt Thorne (Cherry, 8 Minutes Idle, Prince)

“Funny, smart, playful, twisted and devastatingly precise” – Peter Hobbs (The Short Day Dying, I Could Ride All Day In My Cool Blue Train)

Ne te promène donc pas toute nue! – Issue 1 published

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on May 28, 2010

The online review of nude photography Ne te promène donc pas toute nue! have published their first printed issue collating the best work from the web site. As previously mentioned I’m delighted to be included amongst such good company as Lina Scheynius, Logan White, Olivia Malone and Richard Kern.

Previews and a listing of all 89 photographers can be found at ne-te-promene-donc-pas-toute-nue.tumblr.com/books-for-sale.

Copies cost £17.36 including a £2 donation to help breast cancer research, purchased from www.lulu.com/product/paperback/ne-te-promène-donc-pas-toute-nue-▼1/10918453.

Wooden Heart published in 6Sv3

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 30, 2010

Six sentences publishes their third volume of short stories, not breaking with tradition it’s entitled 6Sv3.

It features not only my tale “Wooden heart” but my wife’s fictional debut too. A double serving.

Copies can be brought from www.createspace.com/3450649 and as a ‘friend’ of the authors you can use the discount code TLGEFA8L to get 20% off. Unfortunately knowing two of the authors doesn’t mean you can use the coupon twice.

FlashGlamTrash – the book

Posted in caught, sought by juliobesq on April 22, 2010

Flashglamtrash is a collective who share an unhealthy delight in all things salacious. Part culture, part titillation, frequently funny, practically always not safe for work.

My photography was originally shown as part of their Lo-fi project. Now Magnus Kallas, the ringmaster behind the site is seeking photographers, artists and illustrators to contribute to a FGT book.

My work has again been invited, thank you Magnus. I’m really looking forward to getting my palms on a copy, between the covers will be great company. Bruce LaBruceDido Fontana and Corporate Vampire are already treading the sticky carpet.

Flaunt it. It’s going to be a party. More news as it happens.

6Sv2 available from Amazon

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 16, 2009

6sv2

I have two tiny fictions “Marriage” and “Minicab driver” in the second anthology of very short stories from Six Sentences.

You can buy it from Amazon or Createspace

I’d go for Createspace but those of us in the UK may find Amazon’s postage cheaper.

In fact, until the failamazon issue is satisfactorily explained I’d rather you did buy it from Createspace regardless of postage costs, I am.

You can read one of my stories and lots by other people at the six sentences site.

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