1. Rainy City Stories is Manchester’s interactive literary cityscape. Go here at once to read commissioned stories by Nicholas Royle and Jackie Kay amongst others, as well as excellent new contributions from Richard Barrett, Socrates Adams-Florou and Jenn Ashworth.
Jenn’s story made me feel ashamed because I frequent Cornerhouse and have been known to lay claim to a ‘dairy intolerance’. Thankfully I do not own anything from American Apparel. I did once go in but was scared away by the plethora of neon leggings on display.
2. The Pygmy Giant has been reborn in a new incarnation, hosted by WordPress. It looks pretty. You can find it here.
3. Flax have launched an exciting new blog project which may have something to do with writers Jenn Ashworth and Tolu Ogunlesi. Check out the brand new blogs Adorna Shine and Desiderus without further ado.
I am already intrigued by the case-book of Desiderus. And I have to admit I am ‘adoring’ Adorna. It’s the sparkly star cursor that does it. And the pink. And the picture of the dog. And the fact that she likes cheese triangles.
4. Six sentences brings me tiny six-sentence stories to brighten my day.
I tried to submit something to them recently but it turned out that I could not count to six.
Apparently I cannot count to three either.