Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called Ex Luminary, it can be read by clicking on the link. This particular story was written for a Wordle prompt that featured the word “sciamachy” among the list we were asked to include. Never having heard the word in my life, I looked it up and it means – “a fight with an imaginary enemy.” A neat word, in fact. So, I was thinking of shadow boxing, which made me think about fame, for some reason; then at the back of my mind there was an unsettling story by Franz Kafka called “The Hunger Artist.” And that was that.
Meanwhile, to finish, here’s The Clash –