Looking for something to read?

by Simon Collings

A short story I wrote a few years ago, Night Flight, has just been published at http://www.short-stories.co.uk/. If you’re at a loose end perhaps you’d like to  read it, cast a vote and comment – you can do this on the Short Stories website.

Having poems and stories on sites where readers can vote is interesting. Readers reactions are so variable and can be hilarious. I enjoyed this recent exchange in the comments on a poem of mine published on Everyday Poets.

Roberta SchulbergGoro Says:                October 10th, 2013 at 8:16 am

The addition of the phrase “listening to a woman!” throws the meter off.

Levanah Darlene Ruthschild Says:                October 13th, 2013 at 10:22 am

The addition of “listening to a woman” OFTEN “throws the meter off!”

Hans Werner Henze, the composer, once said that he was always suspicious of works which met with universal acclaim. Unless he had divided an audience he didn’t feel he had succeeded.