Aonghus Fallon

Aonghus Fallon

53 years old
Current Status lurking indoors, waiting for this horrible sunny spell to come to an end. Come back grey, rainy skies. I miss you.
  • Are you a ...?
    Self-published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Experimental fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Smoke (Turgenev) Pride & Prejudice (Austen) Beyond Black (Mantel) The Master & Margarita (Bulgakov) 7 Gothic Tales (Dinesen) The Hobbit (Tolkien) Threshold (le Guin) Man in a High Castle (Dick) The Magician's Nephew (Lewis) Comet in Moominland (Jansson)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To produce a decent body of work.
    Your worst habit?
    A bit too fond of editing!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    In my study.
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    Live with my dog and girlfriend in Wicklow - 'the garden of Ireland'. Do a bit of plein air painting in my spare time.



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  • Caducean Whisks
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  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 years ago
    Thanks, Aonghus, Happy Writing for you, too.
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday for yesterday, Aonghus. See? I didn't forget :)
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    Thanks AF
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    I am disappointed, no wonderful wit, no crab stories, what's up Af??
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    Uh huh.
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    P.S. Like your new profile photo!
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    Dear Aonghus

    Your comments about Bram and his nephew Barm are very funny, but as usual, poorly researched.

    Bram is actually an abbreviation of Bream. Bream Stoker was badly teased as child (obviously), that is why he shortened his name to Bram, and also why he held most women in such poor esteem, except of course the fabulous Madam Mina Harker.

    Mina Harker was modeled on a real life character, Claudette d'Offeece, a very famous circus performer. Her act included taking shorthand at fifty words per minute whilst galloping around the ring bareback on a white stallion, and also typing at forty words per minute whilst being swung round by her hair, fifty feet above the ground. It was during one of these performances that her famous 'traveler' typewriter slipped from the leather strap around her neck, and hit Bram's nephew, Neil on the head. Neil never fully recovered from the injuries he sustained, and that is why he was called Barmy Stoker, eventually shortened to Barm.

    Lov Cafx
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    I'm sure Park staff do that on purpose. We had almost the exact same experience with a rhino, we had to reverse through a river crossing. Thank god Mr Caf was driving, I can't reverse or parallel park. When we told the staff they said the same thing, "Oh yes, he always does that." Well, thanks very much for the warning!!
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    AF, I am so impressed, you are very observant, I wondered if you would pick up on old Barm!!

    I have also seen elephants in 'the condition' you described, it is uhm... impressive!

    Going to read up all the stuff on the Cloud I've missed. Cafxx
  • Caf
    by Caf 4 years ago
    Melvyn Peak! FO you old fart, you know what I meant! Dammit Shit!! Caf, are we friends yet??