I often refer to the stories I tell as being ‘contemporary folklore’ by which I mean they reinterpret, revisit, reflect and record a community’s identity, its interconnected histories and shared experiences. Folklore is not 100% accurate nor should it be, but it does have a feeling of truth. My stories are my own original creations but may draw on my own and other people’s memories, conjectures, and wishful thinking. They are very much connected to place, to its spirit, hopes and despairs, and are informed by a desire for social justice.
Of course some of the stories I create are simply frolics and romps.