Peter Mark May interviewed

Peter Mark May

Peter Mark May’s “Fernackerpan” can be found in our anthology Kneeling in the Silver Light. Here he answers a few questions.

The Great War started a hundred years ago. What is the link between your story in Silver Light and that war?

It’s set in the Great War. Based on Fred Fernackerpan; a name a retired Army Major I use to work with when I was 17, called me, as there were two other Peters in the office. Sometimes he’d call me Peter Minimus, or sometimes Fred Fernackerpan, a term that is slowly dying out of the English language. I love delving into the past, and the mystery surrounding where the name Fernackerpan comes from is pretty obscure.

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