Richard Wright

author of strange, dark fictions

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The Vast Expense Of Suicide

The Vast Expense Of Suicide

Here we go again. I’ve made so many attempts to stop smoking over the past couple of years that it even bores me. Perhaps I can bore..

May 5, 2014
The 25 Day Novel: Day 19

The 25 Day Novel: Day 19

Last night’s nicotine dream… We were living in a ¬†fascist regime either run by or policed by daleks (I’ve a nagging..

January 10, 2014
The 20 Day Novel: Day 17

The 20 Day Novel: Day 17

It needn’t be hell…¬†(other brands are available). Three vivid nicotine dreams last night. One was just multicoloured nonsense,..

January 8, 2014
The 20 Day Novel: Day 16 (pt. II)

The 20 Day Novel: Day 16 (pt. II)

So it’s time to forget all about the sun, the sea, the gentle rocking of boats, and get back to work. There’s a lot going on...

January 7, 2014
A Special Idiot

A Special Idiot

“Any idiot can run. It takes a special kind of idiot to run a marathon.” – FB meme posted to my wall by the lovely Jackie..

January 27, 2013
Drowning With Bats

Drowning With Bats

Tonight, I had my first experience with drowning. Not to be repeated, I hope. I do most of my practice late at night in the pool, on my..

June 12, 2012
Thieves of Time

Thieves of Time

I didn’t smoke these cigarettes. Honest. As per my masterplan (which can be summarised as “don’t die soon”),..

June 9, 2012
Getting Fitter

Getting Fitter

This pool is about thirty paces and a fifteen second lift ride away from where I’ve been living since late 2009. Until Thursday, I..

May 21, 2012
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