David G Allen
David G. Allen has been writing for a number of years, and is a storyteller and professional public speaker. Often to be found trawling through the National Archives, David’s writing often has a distinctly historical flavour, combining his love of history with a sense of the macabre and the downright bizarre. A prize winning short story writer, his collection of short stories ‘Be Sure Your Sins’ has recently been published by NotsoNoble books. An experienced and popular public speaker, David has been giving his entertaining talks for a number of years speaking on a variety of subjects ranging from Victorian etiquette to the history of classic movies such as ‘Casablanca.’ His talks are always meticulously researched yet at the same time creative, fun and spontaneous. A performer at heart, David has appeared in a variety of shows for children and adults, including his one man storytelling shows on factual Victorian Murders. With other theatre companies, David has employed his gift for improvisation in various plays, with a particular focus on immersive theatre, such as the award nominated Jack the Ripper’s London and Follow the Rabbit. David has also led storytelling and character workshops in Primary schools in and around London, in addition to being a school 'writer in residence', resulting in public performances.
David G Allen in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?age 6, in my bedroom
What do you love about Short Stories?Short stories are a concentrated journey into a different world
Do you write in other forms?Yes, plays, sketches and poetry
What distracts you from writing?Nothing as long as I have headphones
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Storytelling, Victorian history, old movies
What is your favourite book?Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Who are your favourite writers?Emile Zola, George Orwell and Thomas Hardy
Where is your dream location?A Greek island – in the shade!
What one item would you put into Room 101?People eating smelly food on the underground
Do you have any advice for new writers?Keep writing!
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David G Allen
She threw the washing up bowl into the sink. ‘Why don’t you sit down and have a drink,’ I said. ‘I can do that later,’ I said. ‘Don’t bother,’ she said. She slammed the cupboard door. ‘You’re going to be like this all evening, aren’t you,’ I said. ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about,’ she said. She’s having an affair. He knows. The neighbour arrives. She knows nothing. Happy anniversary.
David G Allen
A man in a suit interrupted the programme. ‘What happened to Noel Edmunds?’ I said. ‘Shhh!’ said Lulu. ‘I want to listen!’ I wanted to know what the banker had said. The man in the suit kept talking. ‘I swear they’re making it up,’ I said. Lulu didn’t answer. She just stared into space. ‘I can’t believe I’ll never see my dad again,’ she said. Not for the first time I feel guilty.
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