Thursday, 1 May 2008

six random things

andrew recently tagged me in response to a post by george szirtes. i'm not sure six random facts about yourself can be truly random - really they should be picked by someone else - and i always have problems with these biographical things so i'll reproduce a bio (containing, handily, six items) i did for an anthology i'm in from a wee while ago. forme these bios are an area of creativity badly underutilised.this is a position at least two people who edited me have disagreed on. big time! anyway....

swiss is one of the many and varied islands of the mythic island of scotia. its people believe in the guiding power of cats,love unconditional, the blue smartie, the clean beauty of a perfect breaking wave and the notion that at least one in six statements should be untrue

4 comments:

Sorlil said...

you really don't like to give much away do you! lol the blue smartie!

swiss said...

nope, i don't like any of those shenanigans which is why, dependent on where you look, i'm either from a different place or assumed to be differently gendered. i'm with barthes on the writer/author and i'm happy to stay that way!

Sorlil said...

you're not kidding, I won't tell you the pre-StAnza image I had conjured up of you! lol

swiss said...

and that's the funny thing! i'm happy being not me when people are reading because the reader is entirely free to make up their own mind. people who know me who read what i write are often less interesting in terms of the meaning of what i've written because they're already viewing it through the lense of how they perceive me.