Return To The Fringe

Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t compare this year to last year. You should have worn walking boots, not baseball boots.

These are the things I’m saying in my head like a mantra on an endless loop as I stomp the wet, windy streets of Edinburgh, looking for likely punters to tempt towards my show. Yesterday I found three of them just sat in the bar upstairs, which was a great technique but not one I feel I can rely on every day.

Not much else to report – I may save it all up for a reflective blog at the end of the week; nine people in the first show is fairly good for a nonentity like me. Ten pounds in the bucket is less flattering. Let’s see how it goes. All I need is enough loose change for a curry a day, it’s nithering up here.


About Kirsten Luckins

Poet and performer. North East Programme Co-ordinator for Apples and Snakes. First collection, The Trouble With Compassion, launched March 2016 and available from Burning Eye Books. First solo show, The Moon Cannot Be Stolen, voted second in Saboteur Awards 2014. Second show currently under construction. Poet-in-Residence at the Heroism & Heartbreak project, Hartlepool Community Archive, looking at WW1 maritime stories.
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