I've been avoiding doing online readings for a while, partly because I spend all doing doing tutorials online so the last thing I want to do is spend another few hours sat in front of a computer screen, but also because it just felt like a poor substitute for the real thing. However, as the pandemic - or at least the Government overreaction to it - shows no sign of easing, and as the writing prompt for tonight's 42 session was "2020", I thought tonight might be a good opportunity to read "Gimp World" (originally published at Horror Sleaze Trash) for the first time in public.
Then again, as it is online it does also mean people are no longer limited by geographical location.
"42" starts at 19:30 (GMT) on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85774152824
UPDATED: Now I've done a reading online, I think I prefer it to doing it live in many ways! I can smoke, drink (normally I have to drive home), read while sitting down on my fat arse, and while you miss the reactions of the audience as you read, you do get a written record of reactions which you can keep for posterity (and to boost your ego, when necessary)....