Never Fade Away – Claire Simpson

“Miz Ellerker?” The old woman looked up from where she was kneeling in her garden, tending to the tiny green shoots that were poking through the soil. “There’s a name I ain’t heard in a while,” she said to the young whippersnapper shifting from foot to foot on the far side of her gate. “I’ve gone by a few others in the years since then.” “But you are Miz Ellerker?” the kid persisted. “I was.” …

A question for Claire Simpson

Q: How often do you think about writing during a day?

A: I think about writing in inverse proportion to my ability to write at any given moment. When I’m at work, I’m forever musing on story ideas and wishing I could be writing. When I have free time, suddenly there are a thousand and one other things to think about, all of them more interesting. I try, as far as possible, to nurture the ideas when they come, often making notes on my phone, because knowing what I’m going to write vastly increases the chances that I’ll actually write it.


Claire Simpson’s story “Never Fade Away
in Metaphorosis Friday, 2 August 2019.
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About Claire Simpson

Claire Simpson writes code by day and stories by night (or at least that’s what she claims to be doing when she’s actually looking at Twitter). Congenitally incapable of doing nothing, she also sews, crochets, and favours a peaty single malt if you’re buying.

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Claire Simpson’s story “Never Fade Away
in Metaphorosis Friday, 2 August 2019.
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