Monthly Archives: December 2007


2007 Top Five Books 3

The problem with top fives is that, rather like celebrations, it can be hard to stop and so today we have my Top Five Books What I Read in 2007. The year started off well with a good haul of Neal Stephenson books including The Baroque Cycle, I went through those at a fair old […]


More Top Fives: Short Stories 5

I’m back in London. I spent most of yesterday driving, we took the opportunity to call in with some friends on the way back and we were not helped by proper Welsh rain. Now I’m quite enjoying flumping on my own sofa and not doing anything. Ergo there are no hilarious hijinks to report. I’d […]


Friday Flash Fiction: 2007 Top Five 2

There will be a new Friday Flash Fiction (called Clockwork Songs) in the next few hours, probably around 2pm. So stay tuned. I was looking at my Friday Flash Fiction page today, thumbing through old stories and I realised I’d written over 25 of the buggers. That’s one a week for pretty much half the […]


The Power of Three 1

Boxing Day has its many traditions from passing presents to watching the football. For many years ours has been to see my mother’s side of the family. Each year, on rotation, we all decamp to whomever has been tagged as host for the year. Aunt J was this year’s hostess and so the Beynon clan […]


The right side of the river 4

I’m back in Wales, back at home, and after four months – four difficult months – it really does feel great to breathe air that doesn’t leave you with snot the colour of slate. To be able to look up at the night sky and see actual stars instead of enough neon to power a […]


Friday Flash Fiction: Centre Point 6

An experiment this week: Centre Point By Neil Beynon The city of light glows black in the afternoon sun. Coiled snakes run through its passageways and thoroughfares, snip snapping at any strays, grinding over the unseen, the passed out, the forgotten. Confused, bleeding and lost in the maze, Will wanders. He is clutching paper on […]