Reading worries

Yes, I’ve gone very quiet. No, I haven’t died, nor won the lottery. Actually I’ve had migraine. For some reason as yet unclear, I get sequential migraine – three in a row, a day or a day and a half apart, which wipes me out for a week or so. Weird.

Anyway, apart from swallowing medication, seeing black floaters like giant tadpoles and throwing up, I’ve been wondering how much of my story ‘The Price of Freedom’ to read at the Brighton Burlesque reading. For those who didn’t know, this is the one and only time I will read as the erotica-writing componenent of my tripartite personality, Carmel Lockyer, because it’s for charity: Burlesque Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Waterstones, North Street, Brighton, 30th October from 7pm.

So what should I read? Just enough to warm the blood, or the whole sex scene … Whaddya think, dear reader?

Geishaboy500 kindly supplied the perfect photograph, called Burlesque Funk!


  1. Nik's Blog
    14th October 2008

    I’d go the whole hog. If you’re only going tp do it once then do it BIG!

    Migraines are the utter pits, aren’t they? Hope you’re all better now.

    Nik X

  2. Vanessa Gebbie
    15th October 2008

    I’m really sorry to hear you have migraines… I had them badly for a few years and (crossed fingers) they have now gone. Commiserations, I hope they go fast.

    Reading – go for it. You want people to remember your work, so read the bits they will remember.

    Good luck.

  3. Megan
    20th October 2008

    I say, leave them panting . . .

    Have a wonderful reading,
    (via a black box or 2)

  4. Kip de Moll
    21st October 2008

    Burlesque (as I understand it) is all about taking risks. Read it all and I bet they’ll still be left panting.

  5. Kay Sexton
    22nd October 2008

    Thanks nik and Vanessa and megan and Kip. I have bought a red lipstick and shall be reading a really racy bit!

  6. Paul
    29th October 2008

    Hang in there friend. Migraines can be wicked .

  7. kristina lloyd
    30th October 2008

    Oh good. I’m on before you and I’m doing the build up to my filthy bit then stopping. So then you can come along and finish them off (so to speak).


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