A Kiss in the Dark….

….from a stranger. What an intense, terrifying, exciting thought. It’s how Stephen King describes a short story: a kiss in the dark from a stranger. There are two things that strike me about this extraordinary image. One is its transience – think how...

An Alphabet of Better Writing # E

E is for Exit… I’m back in the wilds of Burgundy, or the Haute Marne to be precise, where electricity is pretty hard to come by on the impenetrably green river banks (it’s available for one hour in the morning, one hour at noon and one in the...