The shed at the bottom of the garden is where I disappear to think and write. If you can’t find me there, then check out the local coffee shops!
My name is Mike Jackson and I am a storyteller.
So, what is a storyteller? Here is one definition I found that appealed to me:
storyteller. n. author, relator, fabler, narrator, minstrel, teller, bard, poet, biographer, chronicler, raconteur, anecdotist, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, fabulist, fabricator, prose writer
I’ve always been a ‘teller of tales, a spinner of yarns’ and since my retirement I have been fortunate enough to share some of those tales with others, mainly through this blog and via Twitter.
The purpose of this blog is for me to find as many ways as I can to tell tales. So, some of my stories on this blog are written down and some are narrated. Sometimes I am going to use animation software to share a story; on other occasions I shall be experimenting with video storytelling.
I am a lover of flash fiction and short stories and that is what you will find here. Sometimes a drabble (a 100-word story) or a piece of hint fiction (25 words or less). Other times a piece of haiku or cinquain poetry or maybe a haibun. Then there will be times when I stretch to longer pieces, but rarely more than 2,000 words. One day I might write a novel – but I doubt it!
I’m also one half of a duo that creates teaching resources for children. Myself and my good friend, David Horner, are both retired educators. I was once a headteacher and David was a full-time writer and performer. (Click here to find out more about us both!)
We call ourselves ‘Goodeyedeers’ and, believe it or not, it took us a whole morning and numerous cups of coffee to come up with that name!
You can find our resources at either The Gooeyeders Shop at TES or The Goodeyedeers Store at TpT or visit our Goodeyedeers Blog. All the money we make from selling our resources goes to a local children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids.
That’s me. If you’d like a chat you can find me on Twitter or leave a message below.