Life is definitely too short. There are so many interesting things to do, and not enough time to try them all. So, much as I'd like to have a go at everything, I try to keep myself focused in my passions - writing, and plants.
They are, if you like, the itches I can't stop scratching.
You should always have two or three passions. More than that and you spread yourself too thin. One obsession is, of course, too much.
And talking. Talking to each other is one of the nine* great joys.
*Or maybe it's nineteen. I just wrote nine without thinking. Probably shouldn't have done that.
David Gullen self-assembled from a template provided by his parents while in South Africa. Three years later he was baptised by King Neptune as he sailed across the equator. Since then he has studied biology, worked as a van driver, washer-up, armourer, leatherworker, and IT geek; and become the father of three children.
David’s novel, Shopocalypse, a near-future story of fast cars, consumerism and nuclear war, is available from Clarion Publishing.
His short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including ARC and Albedo One, and also forthcoming in G.U.D. His first collection,‘Open Waters’, is published by the EXAGGERATEDpress.
David lives in Surrey, England, with the fantasy writer Gaie Sebold, and too many tree ferns. You can read his flash fiction every week on his website.