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Nonsensically Challenged, available as ebook and paperback. Christopher Fielden‘s latest collection of contrarian writing challenges collects 100 stories with a nonsense theme. Includes a little piece of flash fiction by me, as well as David Turnbull, and Allen Ashley. All in a good cause too, the Daisy Garland charity.  

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nonsensically+challenged

 

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Shipwrecked on the Shores of Time, is a dramatic monologue written by Mark Lewis about a Pirate having time-travelled to modern day Bristol. This was performed as part of the first ever Bristales and filmed at the White Bear in Bristol! Be warned Not Safe For Work due to bad language!

Performed by Tim Whitten, Direction by Kris Hallett and Production by Samantha Coghlan and Assistant Production by Aisling Coghlan

Pleased to say my dramatic monologue about a time-travelling Pirate, called Stranded on the Shores of Time is being performed as part of the Bristales showcase tomorrow.

Bristales is a special event featuring monologues, duologues and poetry written by Bristol writers, with a Bristol theme and performed by actors.

Tickets available here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristales-tickets-34193237895?aff=erelexpmlt

Richard Cook has been busy over Easter and completed another stomping International Electromatics track! The music this time is dancefloor-friendly EBM. See the link below for Richard’s musical inspirations and synths used.

As for the lyrics this time I was thinking of military science fiction, particularly Joe Haldeman’s Forever War and Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. What struck me about these stories, beyond the tales of war was how isolated the people were, despite their noble aims and how ultimately despite their heroism they were essentially caught in a dystopian existence.

Really looking forward to reading at Talking Tales 13. This event on 22nd April 2017 at the Left Bank in Stokes Croft, Bristol is a leading storytelling event which it will great to be part of.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1910488752521950/

Follow this link to a new story, thrilled that Fiction on the Web have published it. Post-apocalyptic story about a Postman with a precious cargo that just has to get through!

http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2017/04/come-rain-or-come-shine-by-m-m-lewis.html#comment-form_524780790154205923

A new International Electromatics track is now available on SoundCloud. Richard has constructed and performed a fantastic electronic track based on my Sci Fi lyrics. Rather than a Dystopian theme this is more about disappointment at the Utopia that never happened.

In the 1890s, the artist Fred Jane created a series of illustrations for the Pall Mall Gazette. The theme was what would, or could, the world be like in the year 2000. It fell short of his imaginings and seventeen years on we’re not there yet. The future was meant to be a great party with balloons in the sky and non-polluting inexhaustable energy, wasn’t it. Listening to it now about a year after I wrote the lyrics it also sounds like a break up song but it wasn’t meant to be. Maybe breaking up with a flawed world and hoping for a better world to come.

 

Excited to be reading at the next Story Sunday, alongside Writers Unchained members, Lania Knight, Mark Rutterford, Debbie Young and John Holland.

 

Sunday March 19th, 19:00, Southbank Club Bristol.

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t like a bit of Nonsense? I’ve just taken part in the Nonsense Writing Challenge, the brief was basically to write a Nonsense story in under 200 words.

The details are here, my effort, ‘Troubled Waters’ is number 84!

http://www.christopherfielden.com/writing-challenges/nonsense-writing-challenge.php