Just because I published ‘Red Gloves’, my own anniversary collection, doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped writing short stories. Commissions continue to come in, but between them I sometimes write to amuse myself. In this particular case I dreamt the idea – dreams are usually too illogical and fragmented to be worked into anything else, but ‘The Caterpillar Flag’ worked rather well, so I got up and put it down on paper. Completists (and you know who you are) are welcome to print it out and tuck it into some other book – I can’t imagine it will ever see the light of day anywhere else but here!
© Christopher Fowler June 5th 2012