Christmas, a Word (…dog)

Posted on December 23, 2009


Feeling right Christmassy now after last night’s WordDogs Christmas show. Kudos to those plucky few – performers and audience alike – who braved the weather, thanks to Fressh for being wonderfully generous hosts and special commiserations to Santa for severe image-blackening he received on several fronts.

All the readings – from Mo Blake, Ian Hunter, Mark Harding, Phil Raines, Gavin Inglis and George Walker – were funny, touching and (mostly) seasonal, and the night was rounded off in perfect style with the redoubtable Hal Duncan gathering us round the fireside and telling us what those cheeky wee Scruffians do for Christmas.

Bonus Word:

On his site, Jim Steel has posted a modest link to this review of his story Red Christmas. It’s a fabulous review of a genuinely great ghost story which I’ve loved ever since I first read it (and not only for the fate of poor old Private Sales). Supernatural Tales is a great wee mag for those that like traditional ghost stories.

Well done Jim!