Friday, 30 May 2008


A spy falls in love...
As often happens, Leone wrote this very quickly, on the edge of a deadline. The word count was 500, which felt very challenging. Draft 1 was over 2000 words, and that was all background. Second draft nailed it: 499. This story is based on a conversation Leone had with her mum one Christmas in New York. The story was published as part of a fold out ‘book map’ and sold at the Commonwealth Games in 2007.

So Leone is my lecturer. She's effing awesome. This piece is great. It was incorporated into our Reader for Writing Fiction 2 class. And now it is being incorporated into Fiction Friday. It's short so...READ!

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