There was a delicious flurry of excitement on Twitter yesterday afternoon when several people tweeted about being shortlisted for The Bridport Prize. The actual winners won't be announced until October 14th but those shortlisted have been notified. None of these people are winners (although they certainly aren't losers!) and won't be published in the Winners'… Continue reading On Being Shortlisted for The Bridport Prize (Flash Fiction)
I'm pleased to have another small story, 'Snowdrops', on Paragraph Planet today. Paragraph Planet publishes a daily story; no line breaks are allowed, all writing is presented in one small paragraph and must be of exactly 75 words, including the title. However, when I started writing 'Snowdrops, I wasn't sure if it was a line… Continue reading Poem or Flash Fiction? You decide!
Kissing Frankenstein and Other Stories, an anthology of 53 flash fictions edited by Rachel Carter, featuring writers from all over the South West of England (including me) is now available to buy at Amazon.
Much as I love it, our kitchen will never be featured in the Style supplement of any glossy magazine. Nor will our fridge ever slink down any runway in any fashion shoot. Purely functional, a handy place to store the milk, and a useful display point for shopping lists, reminders, photos and the occasional postcard.… Continue reading This time it’s my certificate stuck on the fridge!
In our age of sound-bites, pop-up shops, instant on-line publishing and short attention spans, it is entirely fitting that Calum Kerr has launched a national day to celebrate the art of the short, short-story, National Flash-Fiction Day, taking place on Wednesday, 16th May, 2012. From my first furry-tongued breath on New Year's Day, and daily… Continue reading ‘Jawbreakers’: Small and scrumptious sips of fiction