By happy acci­dent, I find myself in an Internet cafe in Canterbury (I’m in a very gloomy corner, face lit by the glow of the laptop key­board and screen). Progress report: Still no phone, there­fore no real Internet access; inter­ested to note that I’ll be teach­ing intro­duct­ory psy­cho­logy for six hours per week, start­ing next week; learn­ing the admin­is­trat­ive ropes of Christchurch Uni; look­ing for­ward to the arrival of a friend later tonight.

Serendipitously, I’ve just received word from the good Neil Ayres that a new magazine (stew­ar­ded by him and some col­leagues) has been launched. It’s called Serendipity, and you can read it for free here. Notably, it con­tains a short story by upcom­ing author Aliya Whiteley and an inter­view from down-at-heel pen-for-hire Ian Hocking with David Mitchell — thanks to Postmodern Housewife for tran­scrib­ing it. Read and enjoy. Then leave a com­ment on the blog and tell them how much you enjoyed it.

…Returning to my gloomy corner.

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

9 thoughts on “Serendipity”

  1. Oh good. You haven’t made that grockly gaffe of mis­tak­ing a Kentish Man for a Man of Kent, and been lynched.

    That Serendipity link doesn’t work, btw. You can get there via the blog link, but it’s more faff.

    And while you were away I wrote about Flowers for Algernon.

  2. Hi, Ian,

    Just a quick one to note those links don’t work, but you were in an Internet cafe, so I’ll let you off.

  3. inter­est­ing that the site is magic­al real­ism and Mitchell men­tioned authors like Marquez.…

  4. Thanks for the com­ments, every­one. I’ve updated the links… Tim, great. I’ll check out the art­icle…

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