Everybody’s Favourite Cost – It’s Free

For the first time I have put a short story up on my site. It’s an experiment in more ways than one. Firstly, will anyone be bothered to look. Secondly, it’s a story about a radio DJ (kinda) told virtually exclusively through direct speech and I have inserted links to the songs that the guy plays during his chat. I guess the idea is you click on the song and get a quick blast while you read, then click on the next one when it comes along. I have no idea how this will affect or enhance the (dubious) pleasure of reading the story, but I would value the feedback of anyone who cares to read it and comment – about the quality of the story or the impact of the presentation or the utilization of the internet in what, I feel, may be an interesting and unusual way. I would like to say unique but someone probably did it already – tell me who and where, I’d love to see it.

You can link to the story here: Radio Apocalypse.

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About Bob Neilson

Bob Neilson lives in Dublin with his wife, two daughters, son, two dogs, one cat and a growing feeling of claustrophobia. In partnership with his wife he runs a successful retail business in Dublin city. His short fiction has appeared extensively in professional and small press markets and he has had two plays performed on RTE and one on Anna Livia FM. He also presented a radio show on Anna Livia for a year. He has had two short story collections published, Without Honour (1997, Aeon Press) and That’s Entertainment (2007, Elastic Press) as well as several comics and a graphic novel. His non-fiction book on the properties of crystals is a best-seller in the UK and Ireland.
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