The Confabulist Manifesto.
A Frightful hobgoblin stalks throughout Holbeck. We are haunted by a ghost, the Ghost of Confabulism! . . .
There’s nothing moderate or modest about Temple Works. The people who built it must have been a tad mad; an Egyptian Temple! In grey and lugubrious South Leeds? Get over yourselves. Why would anybody bother? All that was needed was another box, another factory, another Temple to Mammon, why go to all that hoohah? . . . thank heavens they had the imagination! There is nothing quite like it.
To celebrate our first Christmas as the newest, strangest, most beguiling cultural space in the North we’re having a Christmas Story fest. Just use your imagination.
Tell it like it is, or just make stuff up. Entirely up to you. Just send us your stories.
Here’s the rules:
The story has to be set in or around Temple Works, Christmas time.
It can be anything from 50 to 5000 words, but the shorter the better. Less is more, brevity is the soul of wit and all that.
If you don’t have a story, just a flash of inspiration, that’s fine too. Send us your flash.
Rules are meant to be bent and broken, ignored and abhorred.
If you’ve read the rules and nodded along then that’s very worthy of you but maybe you shouldn’t be writing a Temple Works story. Perhaps go fill out your tax return instead. If you’re the sort of person who doesn’t give a damn about rules, reality, right and reasonableness, then what are you waiting for. There’s a story in there somewhere . . .
Send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Google Wave (coming soon!)